2013-2014 Florida Opera Festival Season Tickets
The 2013-2014 Florida Opera Festival® presented by Opera Tampa is certain to exhilarate every opera buff and fascinate any curious opera novice. Composers Bizet and Mozart, among others, will be showcased in a magnificent season of passion, intrigue and magic. The season also features L'Amour Toujours, a Popera! Concert and options to attend the 2012 Tony Award®-winning Best Revival of a Musical The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and a concert by international superstar Andrea Bocelli.
“Our inaugural Florida Opera Festival has been a resounding success,” said Straz Center President Judy Lisi. “The 2013-2014 season is sure to take us to an even higher level. The wonderful festival format allows us to present a plethora of exciting events. And while we are still busy planning lots of surprises, I couldn’t be more thrilled with this extraordinary series that will feature four main stage productions.”
In his second season as artistic director and conductor, Daniel Lipton will again bring his vast experience on international stages, charismatic personality and love of music to the Florida Opera Festival. Lipton’s fresh ideas and individual sound have, in one short season, made him a Tampa Bay favorite.
“Next season we’ll present two of the greatest operas ever written,” Lipton said. “I am so excited. The Magic Flute will be a first for Opera Tampa since it has never been performed in our history and, as Mozart’s most fun opera, contains all the magic and humor of his genius. Carmen is certainly in the top 10 operas around the world,” Lipton continued, “and we have certain surprises in store which should make this a very special production.”
The 2013-2014 Florida Opera Festival includes:
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute
L'Amour Toujours, a Popera! Concert
Georges Bizet's Carmen
Florida Opera Festival season subscribers will also have the opportunity to purchase priority seating for Andrea Bocelli in Concert**, presented by Florida Opera Festival on Dec. 14, 2013, at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
The Magic Flute, L'Amour Toujours, a Popera! Concert and Carmen
The Magic Flute, L'Amour Toujours, a Popera! Concert, Carmen and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
**Andrea Bocelli is not part of either season ticket package.
Premium seating for the three-show package begins at $103. Pricing for the four-show package begans at $145. Those interested in purchasing season tickets should call the Straz Center Ticket Office at 813.229.STAR (7827) or outside the Tampa Bay area at 800.955.1045. Renewing season ticket holders, Opera Tampa League members and Straz Center Annual Members receive priority seating for season tickets and seating upgrade requests. Priority increases according to giving level. Individual tickets are on sale now to Center Circle members, go on sale to Center Friends members Oct. 30 at noon, and the general public Nov. 3 at noon.