Executive Director Birgit Fioravante, Soprano
made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Opera Orchestra of New York singing Fricka in scenes from Wagner’s Ring Cycle before moving to Florida to raise her two daughters. She has continued to perform in florida opera, concerts and recitals as well as appearing on radio and television. She has been a guest soloist with symphony orchestras and florida opera companies including Florida Grand Opera, Pittsburgh Opera and Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. Birgit has turned her passion toward teaching with an active vocal studio for over twenty years. Many of her students have gone on to build vocal studios and performing arts ensembles of their own, to grace the stages of florida opera companies and beyond, such as the Metropolitan Opera and venues world-wide, as far as Moscow and Japan, and to garner Tony nominations in Broadway productions. Inspired by her experiences encountered on her musical journey, Birgit created the three-woman opera show Duelling Divas, a hilarious tribute to the art and personality of the opera diva that toured the country for over five years.
“Who knew florida opera could be so much fun?” – Miami Herald
Check out some Florida opera Duelling Diva action, featuring our hilarious & beloved Birgit: