serving Collier, Lee and Charlotte Counties.Welcome to the inaugural season of Gulfshore Opera
Making Opera accessible to the general public by maintaining affordable ticket prices, and a wide range of performance experiences suitable for diverse audiences. We are pleased to present 11 performances of concerts and operas in our 3 county service area.
November 6, 8 & 9 2014
Gulfshore Opera’s Debut Concert in all 3 counties
Thrilling soloists accompanied by full orchestra and chorus present the most powerful and passionate musical moments of Verdi ‘s greatest works. Maestro Paul Nadler conducts 100+ performers on stage. All enhanced by big screen and live video projections with translated text. Post – Concert Inaugural Celebration at Harborside on November 9th. Champagne Toast by Mayor Henderson
December 7, 2014
3:00pm & 7:00pm | Bonita Center for the Arts
Adapted from the opera by ENGLEBERT HUMPERDINCK. This special Family Holiday show is performed in English with colorful sets and costumes, accompanied by chamber orchestra. Leading roles are sung by professional opera singers. The children’s chorus and ballet are members of the Bonita Center for the Arts Performing Arts program. Come bring the whole family to enjoy this charming fairy tale.
January 4, 2015
In partnership with Artis–Naples
7:00pm | Hayes Hall at Artis–Naples
In 2014, Michael Fabiano was the first person to win both the Richard Tucker Award and Beverly Sills Artist award in the same year, and is considered one of the greatest young tenors in the world today. This concert of popular opera and broadway melodies, is a benefit for the new company. All artists are donating their services to help promote community well – being through high quality performances of classical vocal music. Benefactors are invited to meet Michael and Joyce for a wine reception.*
February 13, 2015
7:30pm | Moorings Presbyterian Church
Anthony Kearns is recognized around the globe for over a decade of extraordinary collaborative work with The Irish Tenors. In addition to his continued work with The Irish Tenors, Anthony has as thriving solo concert career. Performing a wide spectrum of beloved melodies from Ireland to Broadway, to Grand Opera. Joining Anthony will be other soloists, the Gulf Shore Opera Chorus, a keyboard and an instrumental ensemble. Champagne & Loves Chocolate reception available.*
February 28, March 5 & 6, 2015
High Comedy English Musical Theater; first performed at the Savoy Opera House in London in 1885, the Mikado is one of the most frequently played musical theatre pieces in history. This full-scale classic production features traditional sets, costumes and specialists of the G&S repertoire from New York.
May 2, 2015
In partnership with Artis-Naples
8:00pm | Daniels Pavillion at Artis-Naples
This chamber concert features an octet of talented vocalists and the Naples Philharmonic orchestra performing various selections from the most enduring operas of the baroque period. The performance is narrated by an actor in period costume.