Palm Beach Opera 2021 Festival
Palm Beach Opera’s first-ever outdoor festival features a star-studded cast in live performances of iconic operas La bohème, Pagliacci, and Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) at the South Florida Fairgrounds’ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre from February 19-27.
Headlining the performances are international opera stars Latonia Moore, Janai Brugger, Kathryn Lewek, Ana María Martínez, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani, Michael Fabiano, Robert Watson, Quinn Kelsey, Joshua Hopkins, Michael Chioldi, Ryan Speedo Green, Morris Robinson, and Samuel Ramey.
The performances will also feature the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra and Chorus. All performances will feature socially distanced singers, orchestra, and chorus members, as well as large screens to display close-ups of the performance. Attendees can also enjoy a variety of food and beverages purchased at the amphitheater throughout the event.
The festival schedule includes live, semi-staged performances of La bohème on Feb. 19 and 24, Pagliacci on Feb. 23 and 27, and Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) on Feb. 21 and 26. All performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of the Sunday matinee performance, which will take place at 2 p.m. La bohème and Pagliacci will be sung in Italian and Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) will be sung in German, all with English supertitles projected.
Palm Beach Opera continues to work closely with the iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre, reviewing every safety aspect of the experience including social distanced and limited seating, enhanced protective and sanitation measures, clearly marked pathways and wayfinding throughout the event, and a contactless ticketing system.
Tickets start at $20 and are available to purchase on Ticketmaster.com as of Nov. 16. Tickets will also be made available to purchase on pbopera.org on Dec. 15. For more information, including casting and updates on developing COVID-19 safety protocols, visit pbopera.org/2021-festival and pbopera.org/festivalfaq.