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2018-19 Season

As we begin our 31st year of producing amazing concerts and operas for Central Florida, we are bringing back two of our most popular operas as well and much more...

November 26th @ 7:00pm
at Savannah Center

Tickets: Resident $25 | General Public $30

Join Maestro Bill Doherty and the Central Florida Lyric Opera as they present Mozart’s opera, The Magic Flute, performed in modern English.  The Magic Flute, chronicles the struggle between good and evil, centered on the conflict between Sarastro and the Queen of the Night in a mythic time and place reminiscent of Egypt. Sarastro has abducted the Queen’s daughter, Pamina, to save her from her wicked mother; and at the beginning of the opera the Queen and her three ladies dupe Prince Tamino into going to Sarastro’s realm to “rescue” Pamina, whose portrait makes the young prince fall in love with her. Tamino is accompanied to the temple by Papageno, the Queen’s birdcatcher. Tamino is lead to Sarastro, and he and Pamina are eventually brought to love and enlightenment. They resist the further temptations of the Queen and her minions, undergo trials by fire and water, and are united with each other and inducted into the priestly state. At the end all demons are exorcised: the Queen of the Night, her ladies, and Monostatos, Sarastro’s nefarious servant, sink into the earth.

This fully staged production will be interpreted and stage directed by Grammy Award winning Metropolitan opera soprano, Molly Fillmore and  will feature Maestro Bill Doherty at the piano with his chamber orchestra along with the Resident Artists of the Central Florida Lyric Opera and guest performers from the University of North Texas.

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December 12th @ 7:00pm
at Savannah Center

Tickets: Resident $25 | General Public $25

Lobby Lounge Cabaret Series: My Life IS a Musical-- 
Starring Heather Ard & featuring Maestro Bill Doherty


The Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center

Second in the Cabaret Series in The Sharon's Lobby Lounge is Heather Ard in her musical adventure of life, love, spirit, and siblings accompanied by Maestro Bill Doherty. Heather has held many positions throughout her career in entertainment: singer, performer, stage manager, choreographer, and director. Join Heather as she sings about her life living in The Villages, attending mass, raising three beautiful children, and operating through life always with a song on her lips. The evening will be full of entertainment! Some songs will make you laugh, some will make you think, others will make you remember…but they will all be sure to make you smile! Life is a Cabaret!

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