Best Of 2015

Ask The Locals: Best Multi-Talented Maestro: MARK SFORZINI

Ask The Locals: Best Multi-Talented Maestro

As executive and artistic director of St. Petersburg Opera Company, Mark Sforzini has successfully banished the notion that opera is stuffy. He enjoys sending up the art form with events like the Opera Therapy series, in which he literally puts opera characters on the couch; gets up-close-and-personal with fans in Mornings and Evenings with the Maestro (“I explain things, tell a lot of jokes”); and famously showed off his hula hooping skills (he was a world champ at 10) in a production of Die Fledermaus.

Read a full interview with Mark at Ask The Locals!