Coppola Conducts: 100 Years Young

Mar 25, 2017

Ferguson Hall

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Maestro Coppola conducts a full orchestra, chorus and soloists in a concert of his compositions and favorite works. This historic event pays homage to Maestro Coppola’s illustrious career and his status as opera’s oldest working conductor and composer.

Approximate running time is 2 hours.

Opera Tampa Gala 2017 and Coppola Conducts: 100 Years Young presented by  Dr. Yi Hwa Outerbridge, M.D. and Mr. Felix Cannella, Jr.

Meet the Artists

Jessica Best
Mezzo-soprano
Rochester, N.Y.
PREVIOUS OPERA TAMPA PRODUCTIONS:
Nella in Gianni Schicchi
The Mistress of the Novices in
    Suor Angelica
Suzy and Loretta in La Rondine
Lolo in The Merry Widow
OTHER ENGAGEMENTS:
Bessie and Mary Rivers in Jane Eyre (The Center for     
   
Contemporary Opera)
The Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors (Westminster
    Presbyterian Church and Nickel City Opera)
Alice Ryley in Alice Ryley (Savannah Voice Festival)
Mrs. Otis in Getty’s The Canterville Ghost (The Center for
    Contemporary Opera and LA Opera)
 
 
Adam Diegel
Tenor
Celebration, Fla.
OPERA TAMPA DEBUT
OTHER ENGAGEMENTS:
Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Opera
    Hong Kong, Palm Beach Opera)
Don José in Carmen (San Francisco
    Opera, PORTopera, Opera San Antonio)
Title role in Verdi’s Don Carlo 
   
(Lithuanian National Opera)
Ruggerio in La rondine (Opera Santa Barbara)
Ismaele in Nabucco (Metropolitan Opera)
Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Atlanta Opera,
    Fort Worth Opera)
 
 
Lisa Houben
Soprano
Brussels, Belgium
OPERA TAMPA DEBUT
FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS:
Puccini Gala (Leyden & The Hague,
  The Netherlands)
Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana
  (Festival delle Due Lune in Pisa, Italy)
Verdi’s Requiem (Taormina, Sicily)
Aida in Aida (Perpinan Opera, France)
www.lisahouben.com
 
Stefanos Koroneos
Baritone
New York City, N.Y.
PREVIOUS OPERA TAMPA PRODUCTIONS:
Alcindoro-Benoit in La Bohème
Mastro Spinelloccio in Gianni Schicchi
OTHER ENGAGEMENTS:
The King in El Gato con Bottas
    (Gotham Chamber Opera)
Fra Melitone in La Forza del Destino
    (Theater Osnabruek-Germany)
General in The Godson (Greek National Opera)
Il Prologo in Cassandra (Teatro Grattacielo, N.Y.)
FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS:
Don Pasquale in Don Pasquale (Manhattan School of
    Music-Guest Artist)
Don Bartolo in The Barber of Seville (Boheme Opera)
Stefanoskoroneos.com
 
Diana McVey
Soprano
Providence, R.I.
PREVIOUS OPERA TAMPA PRODUCTIONS:
Lisette in Puccini’s La Rondine
Valencienne in Lehar’s
    The Merry Widow
OTHER ENGAGEMENTS:
Countess in Mozart’s
    Le Nozze di Figaro (Florentine Opera)
Adina in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore (Florentine Opera)
Countess Madeleine in Strauss’s Capriccio
   
(Opera Theater of Pittsburgh)
FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS:
Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème (Helena Symphony)
Soprano soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah
   
(Idaho Civic Symphony)
dianamcvey.com
 
Cleyton Pulzi
Tenor
Atlanta, Ga.
OPERA TAMPA DEBUT
OTHER ENGAGEMENTS:
Rodolfo in La Bohème
    (Opera Omaha, Rialto Center
    for the Arts in Atlanta, Ga.)
Basilio in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro
    (Teatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro)
Soloist, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9
    (São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra, Brazil)
Ramiro in La Cenerentola (Theatro São Pedro, Brazil)
Tamino in Die Zauberflote (Opera São Paulo Company, Brazil),
Bastien in Bastien und Bastienne, King Caspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors,
Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi
Solo recital (Rialto Theater for the Arts in Atlanta, Ga.)

 
 
Mark Walters
Baritone
Jacksonville, N.C.
PREVIOUS OPERA TAMPA PRODUCTIONS:
Renato in Un Ballo in Maschera
OTHER ENGAGEMENTS:
Peter in Hansel and Gretel, and
    title role in Don Giovanni
    (Seattle Opera)
Pizarro in Fidelio (Opera Omaha and Kentucky Opera)
FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS:
Title role, Don Giovanni (Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra)
Soloist, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (Traverse City
    Symphony, Springfield Symphony Orchestra)
markwaltersbaritone.com

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