A Night at The Opera ~ Starring Lorrianna Colozzo

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Talented soprano vocalist and Lyric favorite, Lorrianna Colozzo, is back again this season with A Night at the Opera. Featuring some of the opera world’s most recognized compositions A Night at the Opera is a perfect way to start off The Lyric season. Lorrianna will amaze you with her powerful renditions of classic arias from major opera productions including Madame Butterfly, Barber of Seville, and Carmen. Lorrianna Colozzo is always a Lyric favorite, bringing energy and grace to every performance. Ms. Colozzo will be joined by a talented cast of accomplished opera vocalists, under the musical direction of Evan Ferrar.

District Winner of the Metropolitan National Council, Lorrianna continues to sell out shows and impress audiences, earning her title as one of South Florida’s most treasured sopranos. Called “captivating” by the Baltimore Sun, Lorrianna Colozzo will be sure to captivate you this November with her brilliant renditions of opera classics.

You may remember Lorrianna Colozzo from her performances last season in A Night at the Opera and Home Again for the Holidays, and most recently in The Lyric’s presentation of Guys and Dolls In Concert, playing the role of Sarah Brown where she amazed audiences with her powerful voice and impressive range. This season, she’s back again representing the Treasure Coast with style. Lorrianna began singing at the age of 12, studying under the tutelage of Helen Boatwright and Dan Marek of The Mannes School of Music. She continued her studies and graduated from the prestigious Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins. Lorrianna has extensive experience in and knowledge of opera, having performed in a number of operas nationwide, including The Merry Widow, Cosi fan Tutte, The Cunning Little Vixen, and Falstaff.

For A Night at the Opera, Lorrianna is accompanied by pianist Evan Ferrar. Originally from the Palm Beach area, Ferrar began his musical studies with Dr. Jack Jones. The talented pianist spent ten years in Ireland, working as a singer, coach and chorus master with a number of European companies including the Castleward Opera and the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Ferrar also sings locally with the Palm Beach Opera.

A Night at the Opera’s mezzo-soprano is Christina Overton, a vocalist with extensive experience in operatic and Broadway productions. Zimmer sang the role of Julie in the 2011 production of Show Boat with Opera Naples, and recently, the talented singer appeared in concert with the Miami Symphony Orchestra. Zimmer received a Master of Music degree from Jacob’s School of Music at Indiana University.

Tenor David Pereira was born in New York City. He has appeared in a variety of leading operatic tenor roles, nationally and internationally to great acclaim, most recently as Ernesto in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale with Miami Lyric Opera, where he resides as a resident artist. David was part of the prestigious Des Moines Metro Opera Young Artist Apprentice program where he appeared in scenes of Bernstein's Candide as Candide, Count Almaviva in Rossini's Barber of Seville, Alfred in Die Fledermaus and Chevalier de la force in Dialogues of the Carmelites. Throughout his opera career, David has appeared in scenes and roles including Rossini's The Barber of Seville as Almaviva, Donizetti's L’elisir d’amore as Nemorino, Verdi’s Falstaff as Fenton, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte as Tamino, Massenet’s Manon as Des Grieux, Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte as Ferrando, Bizet’s Carmen as Don Jose, Flotow’s Martha as Lionel, and special appearances with the most notable South Florida organizations such as the Florida Grand Opera, the Hispanic-American Lyric Theatre, Coral Gables Opera & Chamber Orchestra, La Sociedad Pro Arte Grateli, The Miami Master Chorale, Civic Chorale of South Florida, among many others.

Baritone Graham Fandrei is one of South Florida’s most active classical singers, singing with Florida Grand Opera, Seraphic Fire, The Masterchorale of South Florida, Young Patroness of the Opera, Miami Lyric Opera and with arts organizations on both the east and west sides of the state. Mr. Fandrei attended both the New England Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard School. His performance background includes performances in Europe, Asia and he was an original cast member in the Baz Luhrmann production of La Boheme on Broadway. Recently Mr. Fandrei performed in Bach’s Ich habe Genug with Miami’s Mainly Mozart festival, Bernstein’s On the Town with the Klezmer Concert Orchestra, the Brahms Requiem with the Ave Maria University Chorale, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson mass with the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida.