Afro Opera, founded by Maiya Stevenson, is hosting its first Black History Month Showcase on Feb. 24 at the Cathedral of St. Peter, located at 140 4th St. N, in St. Petersburg.
ST. PETERSBURG – Afro Opera in St. Petersburg proudly announces its inaugural Black History Month Showcase on Feb. 24 at the Cathedral of St. Peter. Afro Opera was founded in 2017 by St. Petersburg native Maiya Stevenson. The primary mission of this entertainment business is to educate, enlighten and expose a wide range of individuals to the beauty of classical music.
The event will showcase performances featuring classical instruments, operatic renditions, spiritual compositions, and art songs exclusively crafted and presented by a cast comprised entirely of African-American musicians.
Featuring an exclusively Black cast, the showcase unfolds with spirituals, operatic songs and art songs, aiming to cultivate understanding and admiration for classical music. The featured soloists will include soprano Maiya Stevenson and mezzo-soprano Teia Watson.
Adding an exceptional touch, the Black History Month Showcase accompanist, Austin Gaskin, flying in from St. Louis, is a rarity in the St. Pete area – a classically trained African-American pianist.
Inside the cathedral, guests will immerse themselves in compositions by Black composers while V.I.P. members cap off the experience with a post-show reception, offering delightful meet-and-greet opportunities with the artists.
The Black History Month Showcase will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. with extended access until 8:30 p.m. for V.I.P. guests at the Cathedral of St. Peter, located at 140 4th St. N, in St. Petersburg.
Regular admission is $20, and V.I.P. admission is $40. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.