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Opera Orlando Opens New Season

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Bob Neu, Brittany Renee Robinson & Gabriel Preisser. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Opera Orlando launches its season with a new twist on The Marriage of Figaro, bringing Mozart’s opera into the 20th Century and drawing inspiration from Downton Abbey. 

Intersection’s Matthew Peddie sits down with the opera company’s executive and artistic director Gabe Preisser, who peforms the role of Figaro, soprano Brittany Robinson who’s performing the role of countess, and director Bob Neu. 

Preisser says it will be the last season before the opera moves into Steinmetz Hall, the brand new performing arts space at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby ... Read Full Bio »