First Coast Opera
ALL NEW OPERA! Penelope Ann's Revenge
Postponed because of Covid-19, First Coast Opera's joint venture with A Classic Theatre, Inc. is now on track to be performed in 2021. To try it out, and to give audiences a sneak peek, the companies will hold a staged reading on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 3 PM at the Ancient City Baptist Church in St. Augustine. This free program will be open to a very limited in-person audience, with social distancing measures in place. It will also be streamed online. Check www.firstcoastopera.com and www.aclassictheatre.org in August for more specific instructions about watching it online. Whether in-person or online, audiences will be able to hear the new one-hour piece, hear a Q&A with artists afterwards, and complete a survey to provide feedback about the work.
First Coast Opera receives Coronavirus Grant
First Coast Opera has been approved for a $50,000 award as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This grant will help the nonprofit opera company maintain and strengthen its administrative staffing over the next two years. Located in St. Augustine, First Coast Opera is the only professional producing opera company in northeast Florida, offering an annual series of performances and events featuring visiting guest artists as well as local and regional performers and technicians. FCO was one of 33 arts organizations in Florida to receive a CARES Act award.
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