Upcoming Performing Arts Events (NOT FOR REVIEW EVER: NOTES ONLY)

3 Dates Œ‡ Jun 1 – Jun 5

Friday, Jun. 1 at 7:30pm Sunday, Jun. 3 at 2pm Tuesday, Jun. 5 at 7:30pm St. Petersburg Opera Company presents: Verdi’s La Traviata Does Father know best? Dying from tuberculosis, the courtesan Violetta Valery grasps at one last chance for love when she meets the country boy Alfredo. Their romantic idyll is interrupted by his status-conscious father who persuades Violetta to sacrifice her love for his familyäó»s reputation. Itäó»s not going to end happily for Violetta, but she gets to sing some of the greatest arias ever written; Verdi pulled out all the dramatic stops for her and for Alfredo. Itäó»s one of the ten most popular operas of all time for very good reasons. $20, $40, $55, $75. Tickets available from St. Petersburg Opera, 727-823-2040 Less

6 Dates Œ‡ Jun 29 – Jul 8

Friday, Jun. 29, 7:30p Sunday, Jul. 1, 2p Tuesday, Jul. 3, 7:30p Thursday, Jul. 5, 7:30p Saturday, Jul. 7, 7:30p Sunday, Jul. 8, 2p St. Petersburg Opera Company presents: Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man Strike up the band! The con-man Harold Hill plans to sell band instruments in a small town and skip town before the promised music lessons can take place. The librarian Marian may see through him, but that doesnäó»t stop her from falling for him. Ultimately, Hill is exposed as a fraud, but music can inspire miracles in this happy ending. Performed with the original full size Broadway orchestra, this musical favorite promises fun for the entire family. $20, $40, $55, $75. Tickets available only from St. Petersburg Opera, 727-823-2040


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