Winter Opera St Louis
Season 10 Press

Season 10 Press

The Merry Widow

“Winter Opera opened an early Christmas present for opera lovers last weekend, October 28 and 30, with a production of Franz Lehár’s durable 1905 comic operetta The Merry Widow. As bubbly as champagne and as bright as a Christmas tree, this charming and entertaining show was one of the company’s best.”

-Chuck Lavazzi, KDHX


“The cast is splendidly strong… There are moments of choral glory, rich and surging. The boistrous male ensemble number about “Girls, girls, girls” is a musical and comic delight. In reprises it accelerates into a wonder of synchrony-ending with a raucous chorus of flourishing tambourines. Great praise to chorus master Nancy Mayo.”

-Steve Callahan,


“Winter Opera gave it a strong cast and a solid production. Both romantic couples were well-matched, both vocally and dramatically, and all four had great stage presence.”

-Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch


“A spirited reading of Lehar’s score by conductor Scott Schoonover and the Winter Opera orchestra, along with delightful performances by its lead performers, made The Merry Widow a jolly good time for all.”

-Mark Bretz, Ladue News



La Cenerentola

 “Winter Opera’s fine production of this beloved Cinderella work makes a beautiful anniversary gift.”

         – Steve Callahan,




“The quality and consistency of Winter Opera’s productions continue to bet better with each passing year and they deserve your support.”

– Chuck Lavazzi, KDHX

“What the packed house got to see Friday and Sunday at Chaminade’s Skip Viragh Center was impressive… As evidenced by this excellent “Carmen,” the company indeed has something to celebrate.”

          – John Huxhold, St. Louis Post – Dispatch


“This production completes the company’s tenth season, and it’s a crowning glory.”

          – Steve Callahan,