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Opera Orlando launches its 2023-24 All for Art Season with its Summer Concert Series this weekend

This weekend's first performance in Opera Orlando's Annual Summer Concert Series, Art is Calling for Me stars soprano Marnie Breckenridge.

Opera Orlando launches its 2023-24 All for Art Season with its Summer Concert Series

Opera Orlando launches its 2023-24 All for Art season in song this August with its annual Opera Orlando in Concert: Summer Concert Series at the University Club of Winter Park.

This Sunday's concert, Art is Calling for Me stars soprano Marnie Breckenridge, accompanied by pianist, Robin Stamper.

Enjoy a fun and diverse selection of songs, arias, and duets, as well as wine and light hors d'oeuvres during a post-concert reception with each artist, who will be featured throughout the Opera’s upcoming season.

This Sunday's first concert with Marnie Breckenridge is almost sold out! Only partial-view seats are available at this time. Tickets available here.

Opera Orlando Summer Concert Series featuring Marnie Breckenridge

ART IS CALLING FOR ME Sunday, August 13, 2023

Marnie Breckenridge is recognized for her sparkling soprano, intelligent musicianship, and deeply poignant character portrayals on stage. She is a leading figure in the new music and contemporary opera world, performing eight world premieres of award-winning new operas and countless art songs by living composers. Ms. Breckenridge’s leading roles have taken her to opera and symphony stages from London to New York to Tokyo, and she is also a prolific recording artist, with highlights that include appearing as a featured soloist on Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s Heroes & Villains album, New World Records’ album of Victor Herbert songs, and her holiday album Happy Golden Days.

Ms. Breckenridge will sing an eclectic program of arias and arts songs from Bel Canto to contemporary and then return later in the season on the MainStage to sing the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor at Steinmetz Hall. Additionally, for this concert only there will be a special season preview presentation of the Company’s All for Art season by Opera Orlando’s general director Gabriel Preisser and artistic director Grant Preisser

Opera Orlando Summer Concert Series featuring Isaac Hurtado

L’ARTE NEL SUO MISTERO Sunday, August 20, 2023

Isaac Hurtado has drawn critical acclaim for performances of leading roles across the United States. Since making his role debut with Festival Opera in California in the title role of Roméo et Juliette, his portrayals of Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Rodolfo in La Bohème, Don José in Carmen, and Alfredo in La Traviata have been noted for “money notes worth every penny.”

Most recently Mr. Hurtado appeared as the tenor soloist in Verdi’s Requiem with Salt Lake Choral Artists, "A Night in Seville" with Amelia Island Opera, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, with the choirs and orchestras of Brigham Young University, and "Opera Gems" with Opera Roanoke. He also performed and recorded the tenor solos in a new work entitled A Mosaic for Earth, and he performed Mozart's Requiem with Millennial Choirs and Orchestras in Salt Lake City, Handel's Messiah with the Southwest Symphony, and made recital debuts in Pesaro and Lesi, Italy. Audiences will see Mr. Hurtado again as the Prince in the upcoming site-specific production of Dvorák’s Rusalka.

Opera Orlando Summer Concert Series featuring Shannon Jennings

A SIREN’S SONG Sunday, August 27, 2023

Shannon Jennings, who is originally from Central Florida, will present a spectacular program as a preview to her singing the title role in Rusalka later in 2023-24. Praised by the Washington Post for her dramatic intensity and vocal ability, Ms. Jennings continues to wow critics and audiences alike. Her recent performances include her house debut as Mimì in La bohème with Kentucky Opera, the title role in Tosca with Opera Las Vegas, Mimì in La bohème with Newport Classical, and Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Jennings is also an active recitalist, currently preparing a recital of Spanish-language songs and zarzuelas celebrating her Cuban heritage for Hispanic Heritage Month in 2023 with Kentucky Opera

Tickets for the Summer Concert Series are available exclusively through Opera Orlando, or call (407) 512-1900 for purchase assistance.

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