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Opera Talent to Perform at Art Center


Enjoy an evening of vocal performances at the Art Center on April 5. Photos by Ivan Seligman

Enjoy an evening of vocal performances at the Art Center on April 5. Photos by Ivan Seligman

The Marco Island Center for the Arts is proud to present an evening of established and emerging opera talent performing with Steffanie Pearce, the General Director and founder of Gulfshore Opera. You will hear Teddy Collins, tenor; D’Ariel Barnard, soprano; and Giana Di Pietro, soprano, perform favorite musical theater songs and famous arias.

Steffanie Pearce is a producer, director, performer and teacher of the great art form of opera. Before focusing her energy on directing operas, Ms. Pearce enjoyed a long international singing career with opera companies including Opera de Marseille, Opera Lisboa, Opera Colorado, The Opera Company of Philadelphia, and San Diego Opera performing at such major theaters as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

D’Ariel Barnard Photo by Karen O’Shea

D’Ariel Barnard Photo by Karen O’Shea

Teddy Collins, tenor, moved to Naples without any musical experience. He started training with Steffanie Pearce in 2013 and is one of the original members of the Gulfshore Tenors. Teddy has performed secondary roles in professional productions with Gulfshore Opera.

Steffanie Pearce

Steffanie Pearce

D’Ariel Barnard, soprano, is new to Gulfshore Opera and performed in their latest production of Carmen. She recently moved to Southwest FL from NYC where she performed frequently with Utopia Opera in Sondheim’s Assassins and other productions.

Giana Di Pietro, soprano, developed a love for music and singing at the young age of four. She started voice training with Ms. Pearce in 2015 when she was 10 years old. She is a member of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Choral. Giana performs in Gulfshore Opera’s Community Concerts and the opera chorus.

The concert will take place on Thursday, April 5, 2018, from 5:30 – 7 PM in the Art Center. The ticket price is $25 for Art Center members and $30 for non-members. Call the Art Center at 239-394-4221 or visit the website at www.marcoislandart.org/musicalinterludes.

SAVE THE DATE The Summer Musical Interludes Series for May – July 2018: May 17th brings the Alex Weitz Jazz Ensemble, direct from Miami, to the Art Center. Enjoy a musical cabaret evening with Abby Yetter on June 14th. Jazz returns July 18th with the Brennen Yetter Jazz Trio bringing a fresh take to an old art form. All concerts run from 5:30 – 7 PM.

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