AIDA by Giuseppe Verdi

Friday, August 11, 2023 at 7 p.m. & Sunday, August 13, 2023 at 2 p.m.

at RBTL's Auditorium Theatre (885 E Main St, Rochester, NY)

FLO’s return to indoor mainstage opera production will be majestic. 

Egypt and Ethiopia are at war; Egyptian Army General Radamès is chosen to lead the enemy assault and hopes, by being victorious, to win the hand of his lover, Aida, an Ethiopian enslaved to the Egyptian princess Amneris. 

SUMMER SCENES featuring the 2023 Young Artists

Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 7 p.m.

at Fort Hill Performing Arts Center (20 Fort Hill Ave, Canandaigua, NY)

Enchant the senses.

Come see FLO’s 2023 Young Artists perform scenes from some of your favorite operas. Sample appetizers prepared to complement the music. Don’t miss your chance to hear these ten emerging stars, brought to the Finger Lakes area from around the world.

TWO CORNERS by B.E. Boykin

Sunday, July 23, 2023 at 2 p.m.

at the Theater at Innovation Square (131 Chestnut St, Rochester, NY)

Don't miss your first glimpse at a brand new opera.

After premiering B.E. Boykin’s song cycle Moments In Sonder, FLO commissioned the up-and-coming composer to write her first opera: Two Corners. Kearstin Piper Brown, a Rochester-based artist quickly gaining national attention for her work in traditional and contemporary opera,will sing the lead role of Florine with 2023 young artists rounding out the workshop cast. 

Two Corners, composed by B.E. Boykin with libretto by Jarrod Lee, explores the evolving friendship of a Black woman, Florine, and a white woman, Sarah, during the unrest of the Civil Rights movement. Told through a series of flashbacks, Florine and Sarah reflect on their different perspectives of race, friendship, and the status quo.