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Opera at The Dalí featuring Jason Stearns

20 Feb
Thursday
6pm - 6:30pm

Opera at The Dalí featuring Jason Stearns

Thursday, Feb. 20, 6–6:30pm
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Opera at The Dalí featuring Jason Stearns
Experience Opera at The Dalí, as singers from St. Petersburg Opera Company perform on the helical staircase.

Cost: Free  (Parking is free for members, as available; $5 parking for nonmembers after 5pm.)

Jason Stearns

Opera at The Dalí featuring Jason Stearns, baritone
Baritone Jason Stearns is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music. He has enjoyed a career in opera, concert, Broadway, and crossover performances. Over 16 years, he was a soloist at the Metropolitan Opera in such roles as Scarpia, Dutchman, Jack Rance and Simon Boccanegra and Barnaba in La Gioconda. He was a soloist for 21 years with the United States Army Band in Washington, D.C. and has sung for six presidents. Stearns was principal singer and dancer in Las Vegas in the spectacular “Lido de Paris” at the Stardust Hotel, appearing in over 2,500 shows. Jason Stearns has a Grammy Award as baritone soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra in John Coriligiano’s “Of Rage and Remembrance,” Symphony No. 1. He lives in Sarasota, Florida and teaches privately.

Teresa Ancaya, Pianist
Teresa Ancaya is a piano soloist and accompanist in the Tampa Bay area.  She holds a Bachelor and Master of Music in piano performance from the University of South Florida, Tampa. She continued post-graduate piano accompaniment study at Salzburg University, Austria.  Teresa has accompanied faculty and students at several universities and colleges. Teresa was a soloist with The Florida Orchestra and Imperial Symphony Orchestra. In 2013, she performed at Carnegie Hall with USF Chamber Singers. In addition to playing the piano, Teresa sang in the chorus of Opera Tampa’s Cavalleria RusticanaPagliacci, and Aïda. She has accompanied and performed for VOICExperience, a program founded by Sherrill Milnes.  Currently she serves as a staff accompanist at USF. Teresa also works closely with St. Petersburg Opera Company, Opera Tampa, The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, The Florida Orchestra and has performed in countless operas and musicals. 

About The Dalí Museum
The Dalí Museum, located in the heart of picturesque downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, is home to an unparalleled collection of over 2,400 Salvador Dalí works, including nearly 300 oil paintings, watercolors and drawings, as well as more than 2,100 prints, photographs, posters, textiles, sculptures and objets d’art. The Museum’s nonprofit mission, to care for and share its collection locally and internationally, is grounded by a commitment to education and sustained by a culture of philanthropy.

The Dalí is recognized internationally by the Michelin Guide with a three-star rating; has been deemed “one of the top buildings to see in your lifetime” by AOL Travel News; and named one of the ten most interesting museums in the world by Architectural Digest. The building itself is a work of art, including a geodesic glass bubble, nicknamed The Enigma, featuring 1,062 triangular glass panels, a fitting tribute to Salvador Dalí’s legacy of innovation and transformation. Explore The Dalí anytime with the free Dalí Museum App, available on Google Play and in the App Store. The Dalí Museum is located at One Dalí Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701.

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If someday I may die, though it is unlikely, I hope the people in the cafés will say, ‘Dalí has died, but not entirely.’ – Salvador Dalí