Palm Beach Opera Announces 2016-2017 Season and Gala

Palm Beach Opera is thrilled to announce the 2016-2017 opera season, which will include mainstage performances of Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly January 27-29, Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto March 10-12, and The Pirates of Penzance by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan April 7-9. All mainstage opera performances take place at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

Season packages available now, with single tickets going on sale September 8th, and can be purchased by calling the Palm Beach Opera Box Office at 561-833-7888 or online at www.pbopera.org.

This year, the title role of Madama Butterfly will be shared by Inna Los (in her Palm Beach Opera Mainstage Debut, Friday/Sunday) and Alexandra Loutsion (in her Palm Beach Opera Mainstage Debut, Saturday), and conducted by Palm Beach Opera Chief Conductor, David Stern.

Rigoletto will see the return of audience favorite Michael Chiodi in the title role (Friday/Sunday), and the Mainstage Debut of both Alexander Krasnov (Title Role, Saturday) and conductor Antonello Allemandi.

For the final mainstage performance of its season, Palm Beach Opera is proud to present The Pirates of Penzance for the first time ever, featuring mainstage debuts by Metropolitan Opera Star Stephanie Blythe as Ruth, as well as Hugh Russell as Major General Stanley Michael Todd Simpson as The Pirate King, and Andrew Stenson as Frederic.

The company’s 2017 Children’s Performance will feature a 60-minute abridged version of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance performed by Palm Beach Opera’s Benenson Young Artists. This comic delight will be made complete with beautiful costumes, lively narration, a full orchestra…and a pirate ship! Fun, interactive education stations will be in the lobby before the show for everyone to enjoy.

The Opera will also present its fourth annual free Opera @ The Waterfront concert on December 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Meyer Amphitheatre in downtown West Palm Beach. Last year’s concert drew a crowd of almost 4,000 people for a program of favorite opera arias and ensembles.

Palm Beach Opera’s 2017 Gala, An Evening with Michael Fabiano, will take place on February 2, 2017 at the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach. The evening will feature cocktails, an elegant dinner, and an intimate recital featuring one of the finest artists in the opera world, Metropolitan Opera star, tenor Michael Fabiano.

2016-2017 Palm Beach Opera Season

December 10, 2016

image1OPERA @ THE WATERFRONT

Meyer Amphitheatre, Downtown West Palm Beach

January 27, 28, 29(m), 2017

MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by Giacomo Puccini
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach

February 2, 2017

2017 GALA, AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL FABIANO

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach

March 10, 11, 12(m), 2017

RIGOLETTO

by Giuseppe Verdi

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach

April 7, 8, 9(m) 2017

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach

April 8(m), 2017

CHILDREN’S PERFORMANCE: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach

Palm Beach Opera is dedicated to producing live opera at an international standard of excellence and to enriching the life of the communities it serves with a diverse offering of educational programs. Founded in 1961, the fully professional Palm Beach Opera presents main stage performances at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach and is a proud member of OPERA America and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.