St Pete Opera 101


The Magic Flute

Friday Feb 2 – 07:30 PM
Sunday Feb 4 – 02:00 PM

Performed at the St. Pete Palladium.

Don’t know an opera buffa from an opera seria?  Up your concert IQ by spending a morning, afternoon, or evening cocktails with Maestro Mark Sforzini  of the St. Petersburg Opera.  A series of introductory previews with the Maestro  are being offered for the general public  to learn more about the masterful art of the opera in a casual setting.

Maestro Sforzini leads the 90-minute programs at various times and venues,  themed to enhance your experience in an engaging and entertaining way. Live performances by opera members accompany Maestro’s  insightful explorations of plot, character, and music.

Upcoming  programs will discuss Tenors and Villians and Maids, Oh My!  

March 15  6 pm
The Music Gallery
5990 Ulmerton Rd.

March 16  11 am
Museum of Fine Arts
1 Beach Dr NE
St. Petersburg

March 22  6 pm
The Iberian Rooster
475 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg

What Makes a Great Opera Melody will be the theme April 19-22, Preview to La Traviata will be May 17-20 and Preview to The Music Man June 14-21.  All programs end with an opportunity to socialize with the cast.  General admission tickets $20, seniors $17, and  $10 for students under 18 (with valid student ID). Tickets and more information available at  or by calling  (727) 823-2040, or at the door.