2013-2014 Florida Opera Festival
The 2013-2014 Florida Opera Festival presented by Opera Tampa is certain to exhilarate every opera buff and fascinate any curious opera novice. Composers Bizet and Mozart, among others, will be showcased in a magnificent season of passion, intrigue and magic. The season also features Popera! and options to attend the 2012 Tony Award®-winning Best Revival of a Musical The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and a concert by international superstar Andrea Bocelli.
“Our inaugural Florida Opera Festival has been a resounding success,” said Straz Center President Judy Lisi. “The 2013-2014 season is sure to take us to an even higher level. The wonderful festival format allows us to present a plethora of exciting events. And while we are still busy planning lots of surprises, I couldn’t be more thrilled with this extraordinary series that will feature four main stage productions.”
In his second season as artistic director and conductor, Daniel Lipton will again bring his vast experience on international stages, charismatic personality and love of music to the Florida Opera Festival. Lipton’s fresh ideas and individual sound have, in one short season, made him a Tampa Bay favorite.
“Next season we’ll present two of the greatest operas ever written,” Lipton said. “I am so excited. The Magic Flute will be a first for Opera Tampa since it has never been performed in our history and, as Mozart’s most fun opera, contains all the magic and humor of his genius. Carmen is certainly in the top 10 operas around the world,” Lipton continued, “and we have certain surprises in store which should make this a very special production.”
The 2013-2014 Florida Opera Festival includes the shows listed below.
Florida Opera Festival season subscribers will have the opportunity to purchase priority seating for Andrea Bocelli in Concert**, presented by Florida Opera Festival on Dec. 14, 2013, at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
THREE-SHOW PACKAGE The Magic Flute, Popera! and Carmen
FOUR-SHOW PACKAGE The Magic Flute, Popera!, Carmen and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
**Andrea Bocelli is not part of either season ticket package.
Premium seating for the three-show package begins at $103 and pricing for the four-show package begins at $145. Those interested in purchasing season tickets should call the Straz Center Ticket Office at 813.229.STAR (7827) or outside the Tampa Bay area at 800.955.1045. Renewing season ticket holders, Opera Tampa League members and Straz Center Annual Members receive priority seating for season tickets and seating upgrade requests. Priority increases according to giving level. Group tickets and individual opera tickets will go on sale at a later date.
Jan. 14 - 19, 2014
Feb. 7 - 9, 2014
Feb. 21 - 23, 2014
March 14 - 16, 2014