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Opera dominates classical concert scene this week

Voices, voices, voices — opera singers and other vocalists dominate the stage and classical concert scene this weekend. Here's a rundown of vocal performances:

,"Popera" is the next installment in the inaugural Florida Opera Festival, with artistic director Daniel Lipton conducting the orchestra and Julie Boulianne (mezzo soprano), Macaela Oeste (soprano), Bruce Sledge (tenor) and James Westman (baritone) in selections ranging from Rigoletto and Carmen to My Fair Lady and Carousel. Concerts are at 7:30 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Ferguson Hall of the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa. $34.50-$84.50. (813) 229-7827 or toll-free 1-800-955-1045; operatampa.org.

• Soprano Stella Zambalis, fresh off starring in St. Petersburg Opera's Tosca, sings a recital at 7 p.m. Friday at the Lithuanian American Club, 4880 46th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Zambalis, with pianist Logan Brown, performs Greek folk songs by Ravel, gypsy songs by Dvorak, opera arias, spirituals and selections by Jerome Kern and Kurt Weill. $15, $20. (727) 347-3717.

• The Florida Suncoast Opera Guild's competition for high school singers is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 433-0953.

,Sarasota Opera's revival of its 2003 production of Bizet's The Pearl Fishers features baritone Lee Poulis, tenor Heath Huberg and soprano Asako Tamura. It opens at 8 p.m. Saturday and has nine performances in repertory through March 22. $20-$130. (941) 328-1300; sarasotaopera.org.

• Theresa Andrasy-Sokol is the vocalist in a concert by the Reflections Ensemble of Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the performing arts building on the HCC Ybor City campus, Tampa. Reflections includes members of the Florida Orchestra and is conducted by John Bannon, who gives a preconcert talk at 7 p.m. Dancer Travis Mesman plays Pierrot. Also on the agenda: Berg's Four Pieces for Clarinet and Piano. $10.

John Fleming, Times performing arts critic

Opera dominates classical concert scene this week 02/13/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 4:29pm]
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