Tribute to Marian Anderson
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1 
2 p.m. Sunday, March 3

St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church
37 Lovett St, St. Augustine, FL 32084


7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2

Players by the Sea Theatre

Jacksonville Beach

(Complimentary glass of champagne with 

adult ticket purchase at Players by the Sea)


$35 for adults

$10 for students  

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1
Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897-April 8, 1993) was an American singer and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Anderson became an important figure in the struggle for black artists to overcome racial prejudice in the United States during the mid-twentieth century. 

In 1939, the Daughers of the American Revolution refused permission for Anderson to sing to an integrated audience in Constitution Hall. The incident placed Anderson into the spotlight of the international community on a level unusual for a classical musician. 

With the aid of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Anderson performed a critically acclaimed open-air concert on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. 

She sang before a crowd of more than 75,000 people and a radio audience in the millions. Anderson continued to break barriers for black artists in the United States, becoming the first black person, American or otherwise, to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on January 7, 1955. 

Her performance as Ulrica in Giuseppe Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera at the Met was the only time she sang an opera role on stage.

Family Opera Festival

All performances are FREE and open to the public.

March 30           11:00am and      Little Red Riding Hood by Seymour Barab

3:00pm                Performed by the University of North Florida Opera Ensemble

                                                      St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine Street


March 31            3:00pm              The Trial of B. B. Wolf by Curtis Tucker

                                                      Performed by First Coast Opera

                                                      Living Stone Church at R.B. Hunt Elementary School

                                                      125 Magnolia Drive


April 2                 5:30pm              The Trial of B.B. Wolf by Curtis Tucker

                                                      Performed by First Coast Opera

                                                      Grace United Methodist Church, 8 Carrera Street


April 6                 11:00am and       L’enfant et les sortilèges by Maurice Ravel

                            3:00pm               Performed by Stetson University Opera Theatre

                                                         R. J. Murray Middle School, 150 North Holmes Blvd.           


April 7                  3:00pm              The Trial of B. B. Wolf by Curtis Tucker

                                                       Performed by First Coast Opera

                                                       St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine Street