Maestro Sforzini Leads Opera Boldy Forward

St. Pete Opera is streaming encore presentations of operas from their recent seasons.   It’s all part of the Maestro’s steadfast leadership as he guides his enormous artistic non-profit organization into an uncertain future.

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Susannah Now on DVD!

St. Petersburg Opera Company is delighted to announce the first ever DVD recording of the Carlisle Floyd opera Susannah, with Maestro Mark Sforzini and starring

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Across the Serengeti

Premiere Performance: April 1998
Holley Hall, Sarasota, Florida
Florida Wind Quintet

Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn

Duration: 6 minutes

Based on the work Dances with Zebras

“…the orchestra played beautifully, with grace, power and delicacy…”
SPO L'elisir d'amore St. Petersburg Times
Artistic Director and Conductor
St. Petersburg Opera 2007 - present
Principal Bassoonist
The Florida Orchestra 1992 - 2007
Noteworthy Community Engagement
Bella Voce Gala 2014