The cast features four FCO veterans: soprano Elena Galván as Penelope Ann (Bernstein’s Broadway and The Stranger’s Tale), mezzo soprano Emily Heumann as Lydia (The Marriage of Figaro and The Little Prince), tenor Daniel Bates as Box (The Stranger’s Tale,The Trial of B. B. Wolf, I Pagliacci), and baritone Sean Stork as Cox (I Pagliacci and La Vie Parisienne).

Live Streaming Event Sunday August 30 at 3pm.
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A brand new one-act opera written by composer Curtis Tucker, FCO’s Artistic Director, and librettist Nelson Sheeley, Penelope Ann’s Revenge is a sequel to Arthur Sullivan’s one-act comedy Cox and Box. It continues where the other ended, with two brothers sharing a rented flat in Victorian England. Their lives are turned upside down when Penelope Ann, who was formerly engaged first to Box, then to Cox, arrives!


First Coast Opera in collaboration with A Classic Theatre will mount a full joint production of
Cox and Box and Penelope Ann’s Revenge in spring 2021.  


This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the State of Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts. First Coast Opera is supported in part by the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council.