Ring in the New Year with Opera, Chamber Music at First Night
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St. Peter's will host performances of opera and chamber music on New Year's Eve as part of First Night St. Petersburg, the family-friendly celebration downtown with music, dance, art, crafts, and much more. This is First Night's 25th anniversary in St. Petersburg.
At 7 and 9 p.m. the St. Petersburg Opera Co. will present a program of favorite opera arias (Puccini, Verdi, Mozart), narrated by artistic director Mark Sforzini.
At 8 and 10 p.m. chamber musicians from the Florida Orchestra and Tampa Bay Symphony will join St. Petersburg Opera in presenting works by great composers of the 19th century, plus a favorite New Year's Eve waltz by Johann Strauss.
In addition, St. Peter's will offer cider and hospitality.
Purchased First Night buttons are required for admission to all events. Before December 30, buttons are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 through 12. On December 30 the prices increase to $15 and $10. Children under 5 are always free. Visit firstnightstpete. com for a list of local retailers who are selling buttons and for a schedule of events
the article above is from December's Crosstown