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Palm Beach Opera Announces Powerhouse 2024 Season

Palm Beach Opera is excited to announce the planned repertoire for its 2024 Season, which will feature Puccini’s “Tosca,” Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffmann,” and for the first time in 15 years, Bellini’s “Norma,” all beginning in January next year. Following up on the company’s successful 2023 Season, Palm Beach Opera’s 2024 opera titles are…

Palm Beach Opera Presents Star-Studded Cast in Charming ‘Così fan tutte’ at Kravis Center

Palm Beach Opera presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s sophisticated romantic comedy “Così fan tutte” on Feb. 24-26 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Following Palm Beach Opera’s successful “Madama Butterfly,” which ranks among PBO’s top grossing operas over the last 15 years, the company returns with Mozart’s playful “Così fan tutte.” Nestled on the…

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Notable Mentions

“Palm Beach Opera, now approaching its sixtieth-anniversary season, has vaulted into the first rank of American opera companies and attracted considerable international attention as the first company in the pandemic era in North America to forge ahead with a full-length live opera.”
— The New Criterion

“The centerpiece of this year’s season”

“There was a palpable feeling of joy in the performance”
—Musical America

“Grand opera with major league singers at an alfresco venue”
—South Florida Classical Review

In February, Palm Beach Opera presented the first large-scale live opera event in the nation since the onset of the pandemic. Featuring Metropolitan Opera stars in live performances of classic operas La bohèmeDie Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), and Pagliacci outdoors at the South Florida Fairgrounds’ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre, PBO’s groundbreaking festival was celebrated as a “courageous winter operatic feast” by South Florida Classical Review and “breathtakingly beautiful” by Palm Beach Daily News.

2023 Season

Resident Artist Showcase – Palm Beach Daily News

Palm Beach Opera gives powerful new take on an old favorite – Palm Beach Daily News

Performances shine in Palm Beach Opera’s Così fan tutte – Palm Beach Daily News

Palm Beach Opera Gala’s Sold-Out 2023 Gala Presents Star Tenor Piotr Beczała – Dan’s Papers

2022 Season

A merry Palm Beach widow – The New Criterion

Palm Beach Opera wraps season with a richly sung and resplendent “Merry Widow” – South Florida Classical Review

Palm Beach Opera finishes a strong season with a rousing ‘Merry Widow’– Palm Beach Daily News

Palm Beach Opera continues its sixtieth anniversary season with Donizetti’s ever-popular L’Elisir d’amore Classical Source

PB Opera’s ‘Elixir of Love’: A silly love story, beautifully sung and told – Palm Beach Arts Paper

A southern elixir – The New Criterion

Palm Beach Opera’s ‘Elixir of Love’ just what the doctor ordered – Palm Beach Daily News

Palm Beach Opera deftly mixes comedy and soaring vocalism in Donizetti’s “Elixir” – South Florida Classical Review

PB Opera’s ‘Carmen’ a study in strong women – Palm Beach Arts Paper

Homecoming: Palm Beach Opera Celebrates Its 60th Season – ConcertoNet

Palm Beach Opera, celebrating its sixtieth anniversary, launched its 2022 season with a highly entertaining production of Bizet’s Carmen – Classical Source

Coming home: International opera star and Dreyfoos grad Sierra headlines Palm Beach Opera gala – Palm Beach Daily News

This performance on January 29 of Georges Bizet’s Carmen, a standard repertoire favorite of callow passion and narcissistic defiance, has solidified Palm Beach’s standing among the nation’s best regional opera companies – The New Criterion

Palm Beach Opera returned to the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts – OPERA News

‘Carmen’ a strong start for Palm Beach Opera’s new season – Palm Beach Post

Bridges’ full-blooded performance lights up Palm Beach Opera’s “Carmen – South Florida Classical Review

Palm Beach Opera mainstage season opens with ‘Carmen’ – Palm Beach Daily News

After two years, J’Nai Bridges returns to the stage, making her Florida debut as Carmen – South Florida Classical Review

Dido and Aeneas Reign in Palm Beach – Palm Beach Daily News

Young artists do Purcell proud at Palm Beach Opera opener – Palm Beach Arts Paper

Fine singing, spirit of fun make ‘Dido’ a smart start to Palm Beach Opera season – Palm Beach Daily News

Palm Beach Opera opens 60th season with Purcell’s ‘Dido and Aeneas’ – Palm Beach Daily News

Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ to kick off Palm Beach Opera’s 60th season of 3 productions – Palm Beach Daily News

Season Preview – Palm Beach Arts Paper

2021 Festival

Dozen young singers make for a beautiful PB Opera Liederabend – Palm Beach Arts Paper

On a live performance of Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Palm Beach Opera – The New Criterion

Palm Beach Opera continues to wow with outdoor production of Bellini’s ‘I Capuletti e i Montecchi’ – Palm Beach Daily News

Amid happy innovations, PB Opera mounts beautiful ‘Bohème’ – Palm Beach Arts Paper

Guest artists make Palm Beach Opera’s ‘Flute’ magical – Palm Beach Daily News

Superb singers make PB Opera’s ‘Flute’ magical amid pandemic – Palm Beach Arts Paper

La tragedia è finita! – The New Criterion

Palm Beach Opera keeps it grand with a first-class, al fresco “Bohème” – South Florida Classical Review

Outstanding singing distinguishes PB Opera’s ‘Pagliacci’ – Palm Beach Daily News

Mozart’s music, fine cast win out over distractions in PBO’s “Magic Flute” – South Florida Classical Review

Opera Returns with a Twist – AFP News

Palm Beach Opera became the first company in the United States to stage a full-length performance – City Journal

Opera, Live and In-Person in Palm Beach. Part 1– Musical America

Palm Beach Opera Goes Live With Outdoor Festival Under Strict COVID Safety Protocols – WLRN

Palm Beach Opera to hold outdoor festival in February at South Florida Fairgrounds – WPTV

Palm Beach Opera moves to fairgrounds for first outdoor festival – Palm Beach Daily News

Palm Beach Opera Reinvents its Season  – OPERA News

2019-2020 Season

Human element makes Palm Beach Opera’s ‘Turandot’ sing – Palm Beach Daily News

Palm Beach Opera opens its 2020 season with a musically outstanding and visually attractive production – Classical Source

Superb singing, staging highlight Palm Beach Opera’s splendid “Turandot” – South Florida Classical Review

Palm Beach Opera offers a trim, well-sung “Barber of Seville” – South Florida Classical Review

‘Barber of Seville’ cuts it in all the right ways – Palm Beach Daily News

“Palm Beach Opera’s second production of 2020 was a return visit with everyone’s favorite Rossini barber.” – OPERA News, June 2020

2018-2019 Season

PBO does overdue justice to Don Giovanni – Schmopera

Palm Beach Opera serves up a striking, film noir “Don Giovanni” – South Florida Classical Review

Palm Beach Opera’s reworked ‘Don Giovanni’ outstanding – Palm Beach Daily News

Stellar voices power Palm Beach Opera’s luxurious, heartfelt “La Traviata” – South Florida Classical Review

Strong cast makes impact in Palm Beach Opera’s ‘La Traviata’ – Palm Beach Daily News

Palm Beach Opera Debuts Summer Tapas – Boca Magazine

Backstage Pass with Daniel Biaggi – Boca Magazine

Palm Beach Opera’s Young Artist Program Receives Major Contribution – OperaWire

2017-2018 Season

Candide is the Don Carlos of Musical Theater – Opera Magazine

Choreography keeps singers safe in Tosca — ‘the original me-too story’ – Palm Beach Daily News

Palm Beach Opera’s staging of Puccini’s Tosca is a delight to eye and ear – Classical Source

‘Tosca’ still a killer opera – Palm Beach Daily News

Steps forward for opera’s women: Tosca at PBO – Schmopera

Palm Beach Opera’s ‘Candide’ is magnificent – Palm Beach Daily News

Palm Beach Opera fetes Bernstein in style with a winning “Candide” – South Florida Classical Review

‘Candide,’ reconceived: Satirical operetta opens Friday at the Kravis – Palm Beach Daily News

Candide and a Fortuitous Reunion in Palm Beach – The Bernstein Experience

Review: ‘Figaro’ ends Palm Beach Opera season on a strong note – Palm Beach Daily News

Palm Beach Opera wraps season with an entertaining “Figaro” – South Florida Classical Review

Familiar ‘Figaro’ gets new production by Palm Beach Opera – Palm Beach Daily News

Just plain great: PBO’s Le Nozze di Figaro – Schmopera

Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – North America (2/23-25) – Operawire

2016-2017 Season

Palm Beach Opera closes season with a delightful “Pirates of Penzance” – South Florida Classical Review

Palm Beach Opera ‘Pirates of Penzance’ traditional but engaging – Palm Beach Daily News

PB Opera’s Liederabend a fine showcase for standout young singers – Palm Beach ArtsPaper

Verdi’s “Rigoletto” receives a crackling performance from Palm Beach Opera – South Florida Classical Review

Palm Beach Opera hits high bar on ‘Rigoletto’ – Palm Beach Daily News

Tenor Michael Fabiano excels with ease at Palm Beach Opera gala – Palm Beach Daily News

Palm Beach Opera opens season with a vivid and affecting “Butterfly” – South Florida Classical Review

‘Madama Butterfly’ soars  – Palm Beach Daily News