Thursday, December 01, 2005

6 degrees to Opera Tampa?

This weekend is the opening of the 2005-2006 Opera Tampa season with Bizet’s Carmen. Now in our 11th season, each year we have been lucky enough to have Anton Coppola at the podium.

The Coppola name has quiet a family tree attached to it including Francis Ford Coppola (Anton Coppola’s nephew) as well as Nicolas Cage and Sofia Coppola. This got me to thinking… could you tweek the 6 degrees to Kevin Bacon to 6 degrees to a Maestro Coppola?

To add to the possibilities, Dorothy Danner is the director for this production of Carmen. Not only is she the first female director for Opera Tampa but also she’s the sister to Blythe Danner and aunt to Gwyneth Paltrow.

So that means Opera Tampa easily has links to film, stage and music.

Hmmm… 6 degrees to Opera Tampa just might work!

- Angela B.

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