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Season 9 Press

Season 9 Press

Così fan tutte

“Miss Galati shines as Fiordiligi. Her sweet and clear soprano seems to grow in power with each year. She is beautifully matched by mezzo-soprano Sarah Nordin as Dorabella. Miss Nordin’s voice has a lovely, slightly darker shade. Their duet, “Ah! guarda sorella” in Act 1 is especially delicious.”

– Steve Callahan, KDHX

“I was charmed by the brightness of soprano Gina Galati’s Fiordiligi & tenor Daniel Gerdes’ Ferrando & the richness of mezzo soprano Sarah Nordin’s Dorabella & baritone Christopher Holmes Guglielmo.”

-HECTV, Two on the Aisle, Jerry Kowarsky


“Leading the performers in their acting chores was a fiery Lily Guerrero as Despina, servant to Fiordiligi and Dorabella. Guerrero grandly interpreted the servant’s saucy demeanor as she urges the two ladies to get out and have some fun while their fiancés are away. It’s a plum role and one that Guerrero handled with style and considerable persuasion.”

-Mark Bretz, Ladue News


“Really good tenors are rare, but Winter Opera found one in Daniel Gerdes. A former Gerdine Young Artist at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Gerdes sang with clarity and beauty of voice. Ferrando’s lovely first act aria, “Un’aura amorosa (A loving breath)” set the tone for the rest of his vocal performance.”

-Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Holidays on The Hill

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Yeomen of the Guard


“Clark Sturdevant plays Colonel Fairfax. Mr. Sturdevant has been for some seasons a familiar face in St. Louis opera. Here he sings a role that is quite perfectly suited to him. He’s a young, fit handsome fellow with a beautiful clear tenor voice. It’s hard to imagine a finer Colonel Fairfax.”

         -Steve Callahan, KDHX & Broadway World


“As is often the case with Winter Opera, there were some truly fine voices in this cast, with mezzo Amy Maude Helfer leading the pack as a completely engaging Phoebe. She displayed a fluid, smooth voice and impressive acting skills. Soprano Eileen Vanessa Rodriguez was an excellent Elsie and bass James Harrington brought a welcome touch of dry humor to the role of Sergeant Meryll.”

– Chuck Lavazzi, KDHX


Bravo to Winter Opera for bringing this melodious, two-act light opera to the impressive Viragh Center for Performing Arts on the Chaminade campus….. It’s a rich and resonating work and it received a splendid interpretation by Winter Opera.”

-Mark Bretz, Ladue News



Fall Gala

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