Some Enchanted Valentine
February 14, 2019
Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein
Fall in love this Valentine’s Day with popular songs from the Broadway musicals of Rodgers & Hammerstein, featuring our incredibly talented Artists in Residence.
The concert will open with selections from State Fair, The King and I, and Carousel.
After intermission, the concert will conclude with selections from South Pacific, The Sound of Music, and Oklahoma!.
Andrea Bakeras Soprano Soloist
Christina Pezzarossias Mezzo-Soprano Soloist
Originally from Miles City, Montana, Mezzo-soprano Christina Pezzarossi received her Master’s degree from the The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Ms. Pezzarossi’s operatic roles include Flora in La Traviata, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, the title role in Agrippina, and Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia. This summer, she will return as an Apprentice Artist to Des Moines Metro Opera’s Summer Festival, where she will cover the Stewardess in Flight and perform in various scenes and concerts. She has also performed with Opera San Jose, Opera NEO, Oberlin in Italy, Emerald City Opera, and Taos Opera Institute and received an Encouragement Award from the San Francisco Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Eric Wassenaaras Tenor Soloist
Eric is a native of South Dakota graduated with a Master’s Degree in vocal performance at the University of Colorado Boulder. There he was a featured soloist in Leonard Berstein’s Mass. In 2010 he performed the role of Tamino in Die Zauberflote with The Opera Theatre of the Rockies and again in 2012 with The Sounds of South Dakota. Eric earned his bachelor’s degree at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. As a 2013 Danis Wilson Apprentice Artist at Sugar Creek Opera he sang Lenny in Of Mice and Men and Sam in Susannah.
Corey Gaudreauas Baritone Soloist
Creative & Production Team
CONDUCTOR | Jerome Shannon & Cody Martin
PIANIST | Kelvin Ying
The Pensacola Opera Chorus & Pensacola Symphony Orchestra
* Pensacola Opera debut artist
Thursday, February 14 at 6:30 PM,