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Some Enchanted Valentine


February 14, 2019


Saenger Theatre




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 Baker

as Soprano Soloist

Christina Pezzarossi

as 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 Wassenaar

as 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 Gaudreau

as Baritone Soloist
* Pensacola Opera debut artist

Creative & Production Team

CONDUCTOR | Jerome Shannon & Cody Martin
PIANIST | Kelvin Ying

The Pensacola Opera Chorus & Pensacola Symphony Orchestra

* Pensacola Opera debut artist



Valentine Reception

Thursday, February 14 at 6:30 PM,
Cost: $30

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