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Meet Christopher Elst: Prince of Players Fight Choreographer

From the costume shop, to hair and makeup, set designers to stage directors, it’s pretty well known that there are many people behind the singers of an opera that make a production possible. We’d like to introduce one behind-the-scenes role that you may not be as familiar with – a fight director. Prince of Players […]

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Keith Phares on contemporary opera and his role debut as Edward Kynaston in PRINCE OF PLAYERS

Baritone Keith Phares has been a part of many of the Florentine’s productions of new operas. He sang the title role in our 2010 recorded production of Elmer Gantry. He sang the role of Charlie in our production of Three Decembers. And, he was George Hurstwood in our world-premiere production and recording of Sister Carrie. […]

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If you enjoy theater, Shakespeare or English history, you won’t want to miss PRINCE OF PLAYERS

When the curtain rises on Carlisle Floyd’s opera The Prince of Players, you are immediately transported to a 17th-century London theater, and a man – Edward Kynaston – is playing Desdemona in Shakespeare’s Othello. In Shakespeare’s time and until the 1660s, women were forbidden by law to act on stage. But a king’s edict changed history. […]

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Keith Phares

Noted by the press for his commanding stage presence, vocal authority, and warm baritone voice, Keith Phares is acclaimed both on the opera and concert stage as one of today’s most versatile artists.

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