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A Grand Night of Opera
Saturday, May 7, 2022 7:30pm
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Sponsored in part by Celeste Heymann
An incredible evening of your favorite operatic gems from the grand opera repertoire! Music by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Mozart and more!

Starring five amazing operatic stars of today: Soprano Maria Valdes; Mezzo-soprano Sarah Nordin; Tenor Cody Austin; Baritone Jeff Brynes; and Bass Branch Fields.

Sarah Nordin is a Gulf Coast Symphony favorite, performing the lead roles in Elixir of Love last season and Rosina in our 2019 Barber of Seville. Branch Fields was heard as our Bass soloist for our Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (2020) and Verdi Requiem (2019). Cody Austin was our Lt. Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly production. Making his Gulf Coast Symphony debut is baritone Jeff Brynes, a graduate of the prestigious San Francisco Opera Merola program and former studio artist at Michigan Opera Theater. Maria Valdes, who made her Southwest Florida debut in 2019 as Violetta in La Traviata with Gulfshore Opera, joins the Gulf Coast Symphony after stints with Houston Grand Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Atlanta Opera.

Enjoy arias and scenes from Rigoletto, La Traviata, Cosi fan Tutte, Lakme, Don Carlos, Faust, La Boheme and many more! On stage at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall with FULL symphony orchestra!

Gulf Coast Symphony, PO Box 60878, Fort Myers, FL 33906, United States

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