Student Dress Rehearsals

experience the magic of live theatre at its best!

Presented especially for school groups and families, Student Dress Rehearsals are the ultimate opportunity for young arts lovers and newbies alike to experience the power of a live opera performance. Taking place inside the historic Saenger Theatre in downtown Pensacola, our final dress rehearsal is a fully staged and costumed performance, featuring nationally renowned professional singers, a full orchestra, tailor made costumes, and more! See below for information about our Student Dress Rehearsal opportunities this season.

Lucia di Lammermoor

Wednesday, January 24, 2023 | 7:00 PM

Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano

Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission

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.

Die Fledermaus

Wednesday, March 13, 2023 | 7:00 PM

Music by Johann Strauss II
Libretto by Karl Haffner & Richard Genée

Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission

Gabriel von Eisenstein finds himself at Prince Orlofsky’s elaborate masquerade ball, along with his wife Rosalinde, their maid Adele, and his friend Dr. Falke. The catch? They’re all concealing their identities as part of an elaborate prank of light-hearted revenge. Just as things begin to unravel, all is revealed and the characters accept their bamboozlement, raising a toast to champagne’s delicious pleasures! With nonstop laughs from start to finish, Die Fledermaus has become one of the most well known and beloved German operettas of all time.

Tickets & Information

Student Dress Rehearsal Ticket Pricing
$5 per student
$8 per chaperone*

Tickets may be purchased by calling the opera center at (850) 433-6737

For more information about Student Dress Rehearsals or any of our educational offerings, email Cody Martin, Music Director.

*Please note: at least one chaperone is required for every eight students.

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