Hannah After in As One with Pensacola Opera
to Nov 3

Hannah After in As One with Pensacola Opera

Elise returns to Pensacola Opera for her 8th production with the company! She will revisit the role of Hannah after in Laura Kaminsky’s extremely popular and relevant opera, As One. Libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, who also created the beautiful projections.

As One is a chamber opera in which two voices—Hannah after (mezzo-soprano) and Hannah before (baritone)—share the part of a sole transgender protagonist. Fifteen songs comprise the three-part narrative; with empathy and humor, they trace Hannah’s experiences from her youth in a small town to her college years—and finally traveling alone to a different country, where she realizes some truths about herself.

"As One forces you to think, simultaneously challenging preconceptions and inspiring empathy." 
—The New York Times

“A piece that haunts and challenges its audience with questions about identity, authenticity, compassion and the human desire for self-love and peace.”
—Opera News

Performances are November 1, November 2, and November 3.

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Pellegrina in Paola Prestini's Edward Tulane - Minnesota Opera Premiere
to Mar 29

Pellegrina in Paola Prestini's Edward Tulane - Minnesota Opera Premiere

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Edward Tulane is a toy rabbit who thinks of himself as quite exceptional. Content in his easy life, his world is upturned when he is separated from his loving family. Based on the best-seller by local author Kate DiCamillo, Edward Tulane takes us on a miraculous journey, from the depths of the deep blue sea to the streets of Memphis. Perfect for the young and young at heart, this elegantly whimsical Minnesota original shows us a true miracle—that if you open your heart, you can find home.


March 21, 2020, 7:30pm

March 22, 2020, 2pm

March 26, 2020, 7:30pm

March 28, 2020, 7:30pm

March 29, 2020, 2pm

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Sister Helen in Dead Man Walking
to Apr 26

Sister Helen in Dead Man Walking

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Elise revisits this amazing role for her seventh production of Jake Heggie’s seminal contemporary opera, Dead Man Walking, based on the book by Sister Helen Prejean.

Friday, April 24, 2020 at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 2:30pm

Stay tuned for cast updates!

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Union Avenue Opera 25th Anniversary Gala
8:00 PM20:00

Union Avenue Opera 25th Anniversary Gala

The 25th Anniversary Season will culminate with a Gala on Thursday, October 10 at the Barnett on Washington. Guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres followed by a masterfully crafted gourmet meal with a special musical performance by three notable UAO alum: Kenneth Overton (Stephen Kumalo, Lost in the Stars), Elise Quagliata (Sister James, Doubt), and Marsha Thompson (Abigaille, Nabucco). The evening will be hosted by Kathy Lawton Brown of Classic 107.3, The Voice for the Arts in St. Louis.

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Carmen in Carmen with Kentucky Opera
to Sep 22

Carmen in Carmen with Kentucky Opera

Elise will be making her debut with Kentucky Opera this fall singing Carmen.

Iconic. Brave. Timeless. Carmen struggles to overcome her tragic circumstances. Featuring Bizet’s magnetic music, hear some of the most recognizable melodies in opera, including the “Habanera,” the “Seguidilla,” and the famous “Toreador Song.” Carmen is a heroine for the ages.


Dominic Armstrong, tenor

Richard Ollarsaba, baritone

Emily Albrink, soprano

Joseph Mechavich, conductor

Dan Wallace Miller, director

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Hannah After in As One with Bay Chamber Concerts
to Aug 18

Hannah After in As One with Bay Chamber Concerts

Elise will be performing an all Clara and Robert Schumann recital with Jesse Blumberg, baritone, Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet, and Pedja Muzijevic, piano at Union Hall on Saturday, August 17th at 5:30pm.

Also, Elise and Jesse will perform the acclaimed chamber opera, As One, at the Rockport Opera House for the grand finale of the Bay Chamber Concerts festival on Sunday, August 18th at 6:00pm.

Featuring the Maxwell String Quartet:

Colin Scobie, violin
George Smith, violin
Elliott Perks, viola
Duncan Strachan, cello

Alexandra Enyart, conductor

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