Week of Events
Lucia di Lammermoor
Lucia Ashton is madly in love with Edgardo, leader of the Ravenswoods, her family’s fiercest political enemies. However, her marriage to Lord Arturo Bucklaw has already been arranged by her brother Enrico, in order to save their family from poverty. Caught in the middle of the two rival families, Lucia loses her strength and descends into madness, leading to the opera’s tragic conclusion. Donizetti’s beautifully tumultuous score is highlighted by the iconic “Mad Scene,” an extended, virtuosic showpiece made famous by sopranos such as Joan Sutherland, Maria Callas, and Beverly Sills.
This short performance and lecture program highlights the relationships between visual art, history, and music surrounding Pensacola Opera’s upcoming performance of Lucia Di Lammermoor on January 26 & 28. Pensacola Opera’s Jan Miller Studio Artists will perform selections from the score as Music Director Cody Martin walks visitors through the plot. Then, PMA’s Curator of[.....]
Bring the whole family out to a FREE musical production, designed just for kids at your local library! Performed by our Studio Artists, join us in the forest as we meet some well-loved characters, but in some unexpected ways!
Forest Ranger Dudley is too shy to ask Little Red’s mom, the widow Hood, to the Forest Ranger Ball. For that reason he leaves a written invitation in a basket of flowers outside Little Red’s house. Unfortunately for Dudley, the basket is delivered to Granny. Granny simply loves men, especially men in uniform. In the resulting confusion Dudley loses his pants, Granny kisses the Wolf, Mom gets impatient and Little Red gets in trouble. In fact, everyone experiences, in one way or another, a very, very unusual day.
Music by Jacques Offenbach & Gioachino Rossini
Adaptation, book, & lyrics by John Davies
Join us for a special, behind the scenes look at how opera singers prepare and refine their performances! Internationally renowned tenor and voice teacher Jason Ferrante presents a live masterclass with our 2023-24 Jan Miller Studio Artists. He'll work with each singer on musical, technical, and expressive aspects of their performance—while also explaining what's going[.....]