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Andrew Potter (L), Gina Galati and Peter Scott Drackley joined host Don Marsh to talk about Winter Opera St. Louis’ final production of the season, “L’Elisir d’Amore.’
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For more than 10 years, Winter Opera St. Louis has filled what once was a void in St. Louis’ opera scene – no opera performances during the winter months.

The professional company’s final production of the season is Gaetano Donizetti’s comic opera, “L’Elisir d’Amore.” The opera, which translates to English as “The Elixir of Love,” is about a poor villager (Nemorino) who buys a love potion from a traveling salesman (Dulcamera) after his attempts to woo a wealthy and beautiful woman (Adina) fail.

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The general director of Winter Opera St. Louis, Gina Galati, in addition to her duties as general director will also be performing in the organization’s next production. She will play Fiordiligi in Mozart’s “Così fan tutte.” The opera opens Friday, Jan. 22.

Provded by Winter Opera

Andrew Stuckey, in town to sing the title role in Verdi’s “Falstaff” with Winter Opera,  stopped his car along Arsenal Street last week. The baritone grabbed his cell phone and snapped a selfie in front of a faded Falstaff beer ad.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon. - Just when you thought giving candy to the devil at your front door would shoo him away for another year, he’s back. He’s center stage this weekend in Winter Opera’s new production of Charles Gounod’s masterpiece, “Faust.”

He’s no horned, Halloween devil in red or black satin. He's a suave, sophisticated, deep-throated tempter called Mephistopheles.

It has been a thrilling week for Steven Jarvi.  In the same week, he has fulfilled two lifelong dreams.  He has been appointed to a job he has dreamed of his whole life and is conducting an opera he has always dreamed of conducting.

The job is Resident Conductor of the St. Louis Symphony and the opera is Puccini’s “Tosca” which Jarvi conducts with Winter Opera Saint Louis in performances March 8 and 10 at Chaminade.

Winter Opera grows into new theater, new offices

Jan 17, 2012

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 17, 2012 - It's opera time in St. Louis, again. Winter is opera season in much of the Western world, but until 2008, no St. Louis company regularly offered opera between August and mid-May.