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February 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm$125
It’s tea time! Join us at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis on February 15th for sweet serenades by Winter Opera tenors while we enjoy tea, scones, canapés, and dessert. Ticket also includes a champagne toast. 11:00am – 1:00pm in the Ballroom Pre-function $75 of ticket price is tax-deductible. All proceeds benefit the artists and work of Season 13.
Royal Tea Artists
Brazilian-American tenor Pedro Barbosa has run the gamut of the performing arts: from performing Children’s Theatre in Chicago, to appearing as a featured dancer in the Dance Chicago Festival with the Frasz-Peskov Dance Company, to working with various musical theatre companies across the Midwest. Ultimately, Pedro has found his artistic voice in an operatic setting. Operatic credits include Cincinnati Opera, Tulsa Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Cincinnati Chamber Opera, Opera Western Reserve’s Queen City Chamber Opera, Opera Louisiane, Cedar Rapids Opera, and Concert: Nova (Cincinnati), and most recently Opera Project Columbus.March 2020 features a debut in the Mozart Requiem with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic.
Peter Kendall Clark is a distinguished interpreter of opera and musical theater who also excels in traditional concert repertoire. He has created roles in numerous world premieres, including Older Erich in Ted Rosenthal’s jazz opera Dear Erich with New York City Opera, garnering praise from The New York Times for bringing “gravity and an earthy sound” to his “impressive” performance. He also created the role of Jehovah in Mark Blitzstein’s Cain, in which the New York Times singled out his singing as “stylish and properly stentorian.” Known for his versatility, Mr. Clark’s recent work includes Older Thompson in Chelsea Opera’s production of Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied; Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Brooklyn’s Grace Chorale; and Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady at Syracuse Opera.
Accompanist, Sanda Geary: Sandra is a member of the piano faculty of the Community Music School of Webster University. A native of Ireland, Ms. Geary received piano performance diplomas from the Royal School of Music, Trinity College, London, England; the Cork School of Music, Ireland; and a bachelor’s degree in music from The Saint Louis Conservatory of Music. While a student at the conservatory, Ms. Geary studied with Joseph Kalichstein and Carole Tafoya. In June 2006, Ms. Geary served as Vocal Coach/Accompanist for the Black Hills Summer Arts Institute in South Dakota. Currently, she is the accompanist for the Bach Society of Saint Louis and the Washington University Opera Department and Concert Choir. She accompanies many students in recitals and competitions, and serves as accompanist for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis on many occasions.