Summer Sizzles at the Palladium this June with jazz, blues, rock, technicolor theatre and more. See below for the full line-up, and for more information, visit www.mypalladium.org.
June 1, 3, 5
Sung in Italian with projectEd English subtitles
Presented by St. Petersburg Opera, Chorus and Orchestra, under the direction of Mark Sforzini
Mozart's masterpiece is a witty, profound tale of love, betrayal, and forgiveness. Set in Count Almaviva's castle in Seville in the late 18th century, Mozart’s opera is based on Beaumarchais's 1784 play La Folle Journée, ou Le Mariage de Figaro, a sequel to his earlier play, Le Barbier de Séville (The Barber of Seville), familiar to opera audiences through Rossini's great opera (Mozart's opera premiered in 1786; Rossini's premiered in 1816). In Le Barbier, Count Almaviva, with substantial help from Figaro, wooed and won the lovely Rosine away from her crusty old ward and would-be husband, Dr. Bartholo. In The Marriage of Figaro, Beaumarchais continued their story. The Count has married Rosine but their marriage has gone sour because of his philandering. Figaro has quit barbering and is now the Count's major-domo. He is engaged to Suzanne, who is Countess Rosine's maid -- and the Count's intended conquest. Old Bartholo is back to seek revenge on Figaro for taking Rosine away from him, with the help of the slimy music-master, Don Bazile. Adding to the fun are an amorous teenager, a scheming old maid, a drunken gardener, and a silly young girl. Much happens on a single "folle journée" - a crazy day.
Fri. 6/1, 7:30 p.m.
Sun., 6/3, 2 p.m.
Tues. 6/5, 7:30 p.m.
$21.50, $34.50, $49.50 $64.50 (Group rates available)
Tickets available only from St. Petersburg Opera, (727) 823-2040
Coo Coo Ca Choo, Rock
Rock in five-part harmony! Coo Coo Ca Choo plays originals and ‘60s favorites including Beatles, Animals, Beach Boys, Jimmy Reed, Walker Brothers, Fortunes, Hendrix, Cream, Sly and the Family Stone, The Young Rascals, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Steve Miller and more.
8 p.m., $15, $20 day of show
(Discounts available only from the Palladium Box Office)
Nate Najar Trio, Jazz
An afternoon of jazz with Tampa Bay favorite Nate Najar on acoustic guitar. Najar’s trio includes John Lamb, bass, and Stephen Bucholtz, drums.
(Discounts available only from the Palladium Box Office.)
3 p.m., $18
Legendary Jefferson Airplane Rocker Marty Balin, Acoustic Rock
Co-founder, lead vocalist and guitarist for Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship,
Marty Balin’s musical career never stopped. The same vision he had when he launched Jefferson Airplane is present today; fueled with his vision of art and music as vehicles for expressing a positive message.