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FREE Opera Events This Week!

Soprano, Nicole Heinen and Tenor, Zachary Taylor perform at a Brown Bag Opera.

Vocal Masterclass with Jason Ferrante

Saturday, January 27th at 4 PM


Pensacola Opera Center

75 S. Tarragona St.

Join the Opera for a special, behind-the-scenes look at how opera singers prepare and refine their performances!

Internationally renowned tenor and voice teacher Jason Ferrante presents a live masterclass with our 2023-24 Jan Miller Studio Artists. He’ll work with each singer on musical, technical, and expressive aspects of their performance—while also explaining what’s going on and encouraging audience discussion.

Bring your questions and join in the conversation! This is a free, public event at the Opera Center. No reservations are required.

About Jason Ferrante
Recognized as one of the most sought-after American voice teachers active today, Jason Ferrante has been teaching singing and performing internationally for two decades. His students appear on the greatest operatic and concert stages of the world including the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and Glyndebourne. They have been winners and participants in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, The George London Awards, and most of the major singing competitions in the USA. He is regularly sought out by professional singers for technical advice and by schools, opera companies, and training programs for masterclasses and clinics.

Little Red’s Most Unusual Day

January 27th at 1:30 PM
Molino Branch Library

Bring the whole family out to a FREE musical production, designed just for kids at your local library! Performed by our Studio Artists, join us in the forest as we meet some well-loved characters, but in some unexpected ways!

Forest Ranger Dudley is too shy to ask Little Red’s mom, the widow Hood, to the Forest Ranger Ball. For that reason, he leaves a written invitation in a basket of flowers outside Little Red’s house. Unfortunately for Dudley, the basket is delivered to Granny. Granny simply loves men, especially men in uniform. In the resulting confusion, Dudley loses his pants, Granny kisses the Wolf, Mom gets impatient and Little Red gets in trouble. Everyone experiences, in one way or another, a very, very unusual day.

Music by Jacques Offenbach & Gioachino Rossini
Adaptation, book, & lyrics by John Davies

Brown Bag Opera

Tuesday, January 30th at Noon

Pensacola Opera Center

75 S. Tarragona St.

Share your lunch break with Pensacola Opera! Once a month during the season, Jan Miller Studio Artists perform arias and musical theatre pieces while you enjoy your lunch, in this laid-back recital series. Brown Bag Opera takes place at the Opera Center at Noon, lasting about 45 minutes. You bring the lunch, we bring the music

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Dana is an Arkansas native and a seasonal resident of the Gulf Coast since childhood. She was a Pensacola resident for 13 years, before moving to Gulf Breeze. Dana attributes her Mayberry-esque childhood in Warren, Arkansas, as enormously influential in honing her definitely Southern style of storytelling. She earned a degree in Journalism, Advertising/Public Relations from the University of Arkansas (Woo Pig Sooie!). In addition to writing, she loves photography, art, adventures in the great outdoors, and spending time with her three children.