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Spring 2023

We are happy to present The Opera Atelier Spring 2023 Season of performances and activities.

With theaters open and enthusiastic audiences returning to theaters, The Opera Atelier is also experiencing a rebirth. We have been busy with operatic performances, recitals, workshops, and educational and outreach programs. Over twenty performances offer a veritable smorgasbord of the musical art. Please allow me to mention but a few. After the success of the opera "Miami Transfer" which received the support of the Florida Division of Arts and Culture, as well as an International Cultural Partnerships grant, and a Tourism Development Council grant from the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, other performances have taken place. The work, performed in Tenerife and Miami, received additional support from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Spain, and Steinway Pianos. Other salient performances have included “The Valkyrie of the Piano”, and “Gottschalk and Friends”. Salon performances have reached the Coral Gables Museum, and the Sala Santa Cecilia (now fitted with a generous-sounding Mason & Hamlin grand, red curtains, lights, and romantic candelabra to boot). “A Night in Old Havana” delighted audiences; and a concert of zarzuela selections on Miami Beach, at the Miami-Dade Public Library, and at the Manuel Artime Theater, lent brilliance to the beginning of the season, while an exciting program will end it with a bang: "Spain, My Love" a Spanish-themed program of ballet, opera and zarzuela in collaboration with Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, and Voices of Miami, is sure to please. 

The series “No Room of Her Own”, named after Virginia Woolf’s transcendental essay “A Room of One’s Own", in turn, celebrates the extraordinary achievements of women despite prescribed roles, and societal pressures. The series is being presented in partnership with the Miami-Dade Public Library. Upcoming, “Máquinas del Recuerdo" with the internationally acclaimed soprano Sandra López, “A Piano All Her Own”, a recital of unjustly neglected works by women composers, "Rendezvous with Malibran", with the internationally acclaimed soprano Eglise Gutiérrez, "Tribute to Ida Haendel, featuring the international laurate violinist Erzhan Kulibaev, and a reenactment of Virginia Woolf’s lecture of 1929.

This season, TOA has continued to strengthen its ties with the Little Havana Community through quality performances, as well as partnerships with community agencies, and local schools. A new series of free lunchtime and evening recitals at the  Sala Santa Cecilia, TOA’s intimate venue in the Manuel Artime Community Center, has been received enthusiastically by the surrounding community. TOA’s Great Opera Moments series has come to the Goodlet Theater in Hialeah and will continue later this season.

Educational milestones: the seventh edition of The Opera Atelier’s signature programs Opera Adventures, and  MOZ-Art, with "Bastien un Bastienne" and "Frau Haydn in Trouble" productions this year.  TOA celebrates the achievements of our talented students now attending Manhattan School of Music, New York University, and UM Frost School, while younger ones are attending New World School of the Arts, Miami Arts, Zelda Glazer, and other local performing and magnet schools.

We take this opportunity to thank the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Division of Arts and Culture, and the City of Coral Gables for their support of this season in which the artists, and the audience come together once more to inspire each other.

See you at the opera!

Daniel Daroca
Musical Director

The 22-23 season of The Opera Atelier encompasses two parallel series “No Room of Her Own”, and "Spain, my Love", celebrating the contributions of trailblazing women artists, and Spain, my Love, centered around those of  Spanish and Latin American artists.

"No Room of Her Own"
Series Highlights

Words and Music: Women Composers

Máquinas del Recuerdo

A Piano All Her Own

Rendezvous with Malibran

A Room of One's Own

Tribute to Ida Haendel

The Valkyrie of the Piano

"Spain, my Love"
Series Highlights

Noche en los Jardines de España

Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Spain My Love, Cuba My Love

Frau Haydn in Troubles (Opera Première)

The Valkyrie of the Piano

Thanks to our sponsors!

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2022 Performance

  • Love Vistas: Opera and Song in the Gables

  • Gottschalk and Friends

  • Miami Transfer , Coral Gables.

  • Miami Transfer, Tenerife Spain

  • The Valkyrie of the Piano

  • Miami Transfer

  • The Valkyrie of the Piano

  • Recital Series

2021 Performance

Upcoming season 23-24

The 23-24 performance season of The Opera Atelier will center around the belcanto style and its major contributors, especially the García family of musicians and their respective circles.  
The major productions will be “Un avvertiemnto ai gelosi” (A Warning to Those Are Jealous) by García; the world premier of the opera Voyage to Cuba, and Donizetti’s masterpiece Don Pasquale, starring The Opera Atelier’s Jorge Arcila as Don Pasquale, and Carlos Jimeno as Dr. Malatesta. The productions will be complemented by recitals, lecture-recitals, and salon reenactments. 

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