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Shreveport’s got talent. Did you know professional singers train with Shreveport Opera? Classically trained singers leave us in awe and take a piece of Shreveport with them when they leave.
Tickets for tonight's 75th anniversary celebration, "A Diamond Jubilee Concert", are still available online or at The Strand box office on Friday after 3 p.m.
Soprano Eleni Calenos rehearses for “A Diamond Jubilee Concert”, this Friday at 7:30 at The Strand.
Tickets for our 75th anniversary celebration are still available online, by calling 318-227-9503, or at The Strand box office on Friday after 3 p.m.
Experience three beloved cultural institutions this Friday night!
Shreveport Opera and Shreveport Symphony Orchestra unite on the historic stage at The Strand Theatre of Shreveport for "A Diamond Jubilee Concert".
Joe Illick, conductor
Jonathan Burton, tenor
Eleni Calenos, soprano
Lisa Chavez, mezzo-soprano
Greer Grimsley, bass-baritone
Featuring the Shreveport Opera Xpress (SOX) resident artists and local choristers.
Mezzo-soprano Lisa Chavez and tenor Jonathan Burton work with maestro Joe Illick on a selection from “Carmen” that you’ll hear this Friday, September 29, 7:30 p.m. at The Strand Theatre of Shreveport. Join us and the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra as we celebrate 75 years making beautiful music together!
Sneak peek at rehearsal for this Friday’s “A Diamond Jubilee” concert at 7:30 p.m. at The Strand Theatre of Shreveport. Join us and the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra as we celebrate 75 years!
Tickets on sale now!
Celebrate 75 years of Shreveport Opera and the Shreveport Symphony!
Are you planning on attending "A Diamond Jubilee Concert" on Friday, Sept 29 at 7:30 p.m. at The Strand? If so, The Strand has a few rules we all need to follow! Check 'em out!
Tickets available at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/shreovepera/1844/event/1329095
or call the box office at 318-227-9503 (Tu-Wed-Thur, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
… and our school shows have begun!
Toi! Toi! Toi! To Pat the Panda, Ellie the Elephant, Owlie Tyler and, of course, Leo the Lyin’ Lion!
We have shows for all ages, preK-12.
For more info or to book SOX at your school, call 318-227-9503. (FREE for Caddo, Bossier and DeSoto public schools!)
Celebrating 75 years! Get your tickets for the September 29th show at The Strand Theatre!
Meet the 2023-24 SOX Artists! By this point, our patrons know (and love) Dr. Ah Young Kim, the SOX Pianist and Music Director!
Here are a few thigs you might not know:
- is starting her 7th season with Shreveport Opera
- is from South Korea and still has family there
- fave color is yellow
- she likes to sleep late when she can
- you can find her watching movies when she's not learning music!
Meet the 2023-24 SOX Artists! Our final SOX singer to introduce you all to is mezzo-soprano Mariam Mouawad.
Good to know info about Mariam:
- originally from Lebanon
- fave color is purple
- enjoys key lime pie
- is a night owl
- is a belly dancer
Meet the 2023-24 SOX Artists! Next up is baritone Logan Dell'Acqua, from Michigan!
Fun facts about Logan:
- is allergic to pineapple
- has two dogs
- fave dessert is cherry pie
- hobbies include cooking, painting and playing guitar
- is an early bird
Rehearsals are underway for our popular school show, “Leo the Lyin’ Lion”.
Artistic Director Steve Aiken works with baritone Logan Dell’Acqua (Leo) and mezzo-soprano Mariam Mouawad (mom) on staging. Soprano Taylor See (Ellie) and tenor Nathan Schafer (Pat the Panda) observe from backstage.
Book a FREE SOX performance at your Caddo, Bossier or DeSoto public school! www.shreveportopera.org/sox
Meet the 2023-24 SOX Artists! Please give a warm welcome to soprano Taylor See!
Good to know info:
- hails from Las Vegas
- enjoys pumpkin spice
- fave color is pink
- guilty pleasure is watching reality dating shows
- worked as a singing gondolier at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas during COVID.
Meet the 2023-24 SOX Artists! First up is tenor Nathan Schafer! Nathan joined us midway through last season, so while many of you may know him, this will be his first full year with us!
A few fun facts about Nathan:
- from Dallas
- is a night owl
- fave snack is wasabi almonds
- plays the piano, cello and drums
- Babe Ruth is a distant cousin on his mom's side!
They're here! The 2023-24 SOX Artists have arrived and already are hard at work getting all the paperwork stuff out of the way, so they can get to the best part - the singing!
We'll post a little more about them each day this week so you can learn more about the fantastic four singers who'll be with us this year!
Happy New (fiscal) Year! We can't wait for our 2023-24 Shreveport Opera Xpress (SOX) Artists to arrive later this summer!
Get to know Taylor, Mariam, Nathan, Logan and Ah Young here:
Q: What do you call a gift to Shreveport Opera just before midnight tonight (Tuesday, May 2)?
A: A nice Jester!
That's all folks! Thanks to the Community Foundation and all of you for another great day of giving!
Hooray! Give for Good is wrapping up, and we're excited about our success so far!
Your last chance to give as part of this 24-hour online giving campaign is drawing near!
We're cracking the whip! The time to give is NOW! Only a few hours remain to Give for Good.
SOX may be the heart of this opera company, but our mainstage productions and one-act operas help create a more vibrant local arts scene!
No need to drown your sorrows! There's still time to Give for Good! You've got until midnight tonight (Tuesday, May 2) to support Shreveport Opera and Shreveport Opera Xpress (SOX)!
Pic from "Face on the Barroom Floor", 2018-19
What you THINK opera looks like...
Okay, it *sometimes* IS what opera looks like, too.
HOJOTOHO and Give for Good today to support hijinks like these and opera in our community!
We'd love to personally thank everyone who donates to us during Give for Good (today, Tuesday, May 2), but did you know that you can donate and remain anonymous?
That's a big “BRAVO!” from "Leo the Lyin' Lion" to all our friends who've donated to Shreveport Opera through Give for Good!
There's still time to give!
For the cost of a couple of packages of Oreos, you can support Shreveport Opera this year during The Community Foundation's 24-hour online giving campaign, Give for Good!
A minimum gift is $10 and, trust us, they add up faster than the calories from the cookies!
These are the faces we'll be making over here at our spunky little ol' opera company if you give to us TODAY (Tuesday, May 2) as part of the community-wide day of giving, Give for Good!
Remember! Your gift gets a little proportional money boost from the Community Foundation's Lagniappe Fund, too!
Things could get ugly 'round here if you forget about Give for Good. It ends at midnight tonight (Tuesday, May 2).
Your gift today goes farther thanks to The Community Foundation's proportional match through their Lagniappe Fund!
Check out this handmade card from one of opera's newest fans.
THIS is what you make happen with your gift to Shreveport Opera through Give for Good - Today, Tuesday, May 2!
Psst! Did you hear?
"Leo the Lyin' Lion" is reminding us that it's Give for Good across the Ark-La-Tex, and your gift to Shreveport Opera today, Tuesday, May 2, will be proportionally matched by The Community Foundation!
She did it!
Sarah Rachel Bernadette Saturnino (20/21 and 21/22 SOX Artist) was chosen as one of the winners of The Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition today, and was given the Faith P. Geier Award.
Your Shreveport Opera friends and family couldn’t be more proud!
Shreveport Opera presents "La traviata" tonight, April 22, 7:30 p.m., at RiverView Theater, on the downtown Shreveport riverfront!
Don't get stuck in the box office line! Get your tickets online now:
Meet the Cast!
Soprano Sara Kennedy makes her Shreveport Opera debut as Annina, the loyal confidante and maid to Violetta, in Saturday's production of "La traviata!"
Sara is sponsored by Dale Bauman & Paula Leonard; Marcia & Robert Moffatt; Mark & Shirlee Owen; Mary N. Smith & Bobby James.
Get to know Sara:
Skip the box office line, and get your tickets online now!
Meet the Cast!
Now local to the Shreveport area, baritone Steve Valenzuela is back onstage in this weekend's production of "La traviata", this time as the aristocratic Marchese d'Obigny, a protector of Flora and a friend of Violetta.
Steve is sponsored by Dr. Jack & Anita Berg; Roxanne Bosserman; Sanders Fowler III; Mary N. Smith & Bobby James.
Check out some of Steve's past productions here:
Tickets available online until showtime, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 22!
This Saturday, tenor Dylan Davis is Gastone de Letorières, the friend who sets the wheels in motion on this great love affair by introducing Alfredo to Violetta, in "La traviata"!
Dylan is sponsored by Dale Bauman & Paula Leonard; Marcia & Robert Moffatt; Stephen Roberts; Mary N. Smith & Bobby James.
Need more info on Dylan?
Need tickets to "La traviata"?
Photos from Wednesday's dress rehearsal for "La traviata".
Don't miss the show, this Saturday, April 22, 7:30 p.m. at RiverView Theater on the downtown Shreveport riverfront!
Tickets available online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/shreovepera/1844/event/1280178
Photo credit: Fairfield Studios
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