On Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m, Palm Beach Opera presented “A night of…Rising Stars & Classic Melodies” at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, providing over 500 free tickets to many of its collaborative organizations, such as local schools, medical centers, arts organizations and other non-profit organizations in the community.
The first mainstage event of Palm Beach Opera’s 2018-2019 season, “A night of…Rising Stars & Classic Melodies” is a new initiative to feature singers from the company’s Benenson Young Artist and Apprentice Artist programs, with a special guest appearance by renowned mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe.
Accompanied by a full orchestra, the one-night-only event featured opera’s greatest hits and Broadway favorites, showcasing the rising talent of Palm Beach Opera’s artists in residence. Audiences were thrilled to hear the classic works of Mozart, Verdi, Bizet, and Puccini, as well as Broadway songs from hit musicals “Gypsy” and “Camelot.”
“Through this initiative, we hope to enhance the quality of life of our community, inspire life-long interest in the arts, and further support our arts-thriving community by providing a special opportunity to experience emerging singers on the brink of stardom,” said Managing Director David Walker.
For the 2018-2019 season, Palm Beach Opera will also present “La traviata,” “Don Giovanni” and “Die Fledermaus.”
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.