Inclusive & AccessibleWelcome to Gulfshore Opera's 2nd Season
Collier, Lee & Charlotte Counties ~ Ask us about our Season Packages
November 20th – 29th, 2015
Gulfshore Opera is proud to join forces with TheatreZone to take you through the journey of two American tourists who stumble upon the mysterious Scottish village of Brigadoon, which appears for only one day every hundred years. This delightful evening’s highlights include hit songs like “Almost Like Being in Love,” “Heather on the Hill,” and “Come to Me Bend to Me,” made famous by the legendary Gene Kelly.
November 20th – 7:30 pm – CPAC, Punta Gorda
November 21st – 7:30 pm – Bishop Verot, Ft. Myers
November 22nd or 29th – 4:00 pm – Gulfcoast High School, Naples
March 18th-20th, 2016
For a once-in-a-lifetime Lent experience, Gulfshore Opera will bring the Gospel of Matthew to music through Johann Sebastian Bach’s sacred oratorio, Saint Matthew Passion. A grand scale undertaking never done in Southwest Florida, this performance will feature the FGCU Chamber Choir and The Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers Chamber Chorus, a core ensemble of eight soloists and the Gulfshore Opera Orchestra and Chorus. . In this dramatic re-enactment the soloists will depict Matthew, Jesus, the disciples and women from the Bible.
March 18th – 7:30 pm – CPAC, Punta Gorda
March 19th – 7:30 pm – First Christian Church, Ft. Myers
March 20th – 3:30 pm – North Naples Church
April 15th-21st, 2016
This light-hearted comedy bubbles with effervescent arias and charm as the elixir causes as many problems as it solves. Irish tenor, Anthony Kearns, will return to Southwest Florida to sing the role of Nemorino, a poor peasant in love with a beautiful landowner, Adina, and tormented by her utter indifference. L’elisir d’amore, Donizetti’s most performed opera, is perhaps most known for the famous tenor aria, “Una furtiva lagrima.”
April 15th – 7:30 pm CPAC, Punta Gorda
April 17th – 4:00 pm Bishop Verot, Ft. Myers
April 21st – 8:00 pm Artis-Naples
February 21st, 2016
Please join us for our second annual Opera Gala fundraising event. You may attend the concert only or join us after the concert by purchasing the “Gala Package”.
One of the most extraordinary singers of the past three decades, Mr. Ramey continues to perform at the world’s most important opera houses and concert stages. When he performed Tales of Hoffmann for the Metropolitan Opera’s opening night, one critic wrote, “the best interpretation of the four villains I can remember in the last 25 years. This is the stuff of which operatic legends are made.” Distinguished as one of the most frequently recorded artists in history, Samuel Ramey has over 80 recording in audio and video.
Other exciting artists to be announced.
4:00 pm Gala Concert – First Presbyterian Church, Bonita Springs
6:30 pm Reception & Dinner – Bonita Bay Club