Dear Winter Opera friends and family, Winter Opera St. Louis is thrilled to announce a fall $25,000 match generously donated by Mary Pillsbury. Our fall match will go through September 30, 2020 and Mary Pillsbury will match up to $25,000 of the donated funds. Canceling our gala and postponing our first opera until early 2021 will… Read More A Letter from Gina: Fall Donation Match and Season Updates
Dear Winter Opera family, We hope you are safe and well during this time. We look forward to seeing and engaging with you in the near future. Please keep looking on our site for updates as we continue planning and working to provide opera-tunities to you. Our Alterations & Costume Shop has been abuzz during… Read More New Face Masks Available
Winter Opera St. Louis is excited to announce that its new performance home beginning Season 14 will be the new Kirkwood Performing Arts Center. The Center includes a main stage theatre that seats 525 people, a 2,000 square-foot event space, spacious upper and lower level lobbies connected by a grand staircase, a 3,000 square-foot Studio… Read More New Season, New Theatre
Dear friends, We hope this finds you all in good health and good spirits. As you know, our Alterations & Costume Shop has been busy the last few weeks making washable, reusable face masks for the community. Thanks to Nancy Pillsbury’s generous donation, we sent out over 700 masks to our Winter Opera Season 13… Read More A Note from Winter Opera
We are please to introduce our newCostume & Alterations Director, Lauren Smith! We are looking ahead with hopeful hearts that our Costume & Alterations Shop will soon be abuzz with machines running and visitors chatting. In the meantime, we want to take this opportunity to introduce you to our newest team member, Lauren. Lauren is… Read More Meet the Designer
Dear Opera Friend, As we transition into our off-season, we want to thank our donors and patrons for their unwavering support of our mission: enhance public appreciation and support of opera in St. Louis and preserve the beauty of this art form for generations to come. With every ticket purchase, donation, and encouraging word, you… Read More Spring Donation Match
Winter Opera’s 13th Season has come to a close, and reviews are rolling in from last weekend’s performances of the St. Louis premiere of Fanciulla del West! See what the critics are saying so far: Post-Dispatch, Eric Meyer: “Winter Opera St. Louis clinched its 13th season this weekend with a riveting production and local debut… Read More Rave Reviews Close Winter Opera’s 13th Season!
Winter Opera St. Louis’ final production of Season 13 is just 10 days away! Debuting for the first time in St. Louis, Puccini’s wild west opera is considered a magnum opus, especially for its melodic score and impressive orchestration. The opening night’s conductor in 1910 called it a “great symphonic poem.” Set in gold mining… Read More Fanciulla del West by Giacomo Puccini