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Spanish Lyric Theatre is excited to announce its 2017 Winter Gala presented on January 6, 2017 beginning at 6:00 pm

This exciting event will include a four-course meal, cash bar, and silent & live auction items and travel packages, as well as performances

highlighting SLT’s 2017 Season! 


Vanessa Rodriguez

VANESSA RODRIGUEZ has performed as soprano soloist for “Handel’s Messiah”; “Bach Magnificat” and “Poulenc’s Gloria” locally. She debuted with Florida Opera Theater as Despina in “Cosi Fan Tutte”, March Of 2015. Other Opera Credits Include: Gretel in “Hansel & Gretel” (2013); Frasquita (Cover) in “Carmen” (2014) with Opera Tampa under the baton of noted Maestro Daniel Lipton; and Elsie Maynard in “Yeoman Of The Guard” with Winter Opera St. Louis (2015).


DIEGO SEBASTIAN IGLESIAS, is an Argentine Tenor and has sang in various concerts throughout Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay Area. He has performed at Colon Theater (Teatro Colon), Avenida Theater and Roma Theater and with Opera Tampa as well as the Spanish Lyric Theater. Also he sang with Bel Canto Opera Singers, in the Andrea Bocelli concert. He has performed with the great Argentine director Armando Krieger and the acclaimed Spain director Giorgio Paganini.

Yetta Mae Hansell

YETTA MAE HANSELL is a classically trained full lyric soprano who is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has performed operatic roles in “Candide”; “Don Giovanni”; “Gianni Schicci” and the “Mikado” and has performed as soprano soloist for oratorios “The Seven Last Words” and the “Messiah”. Ms. Hansell has performed in various concerts throughout Philadelphia, New York, and the Tampa Bay area. She performed with Mozart n Friends Opera Company, St. Petersburg Opera Company & Opera Tampa.

Michael Pruitt

MICHAEL PRUITT, has spent ten years performing with Opera Tampa under the baton of Maestro Anton Coppola and had the privilege of playing several comprimario roles such as Paris in “Romeo and Juliet”; the Postman in “La Fanciulla Del West”, and Parpignol in “La Boheme”. Michael is proud of his nearly ten years spent performing with the Spanish Lyric Theatre of Tampa, doing everything from Broadway to Cabaret to Zarzuela.

Guillermo Lopez

A young spinto tenor from Sonora, Mexico, GUILLERMO LOPEZ has been hailed as one of the promising voices in Mexico and the United States. He has participated as a soloist in international festivals including Alfonso Ortiz Tirado in Alamos and in the Opera “Illegal Alien” by the Mexican composer Alfonso Molina as Federal Officer Ramon Juarez. He has sung with the Sonora Orchestra in “Don Pasquale” as Ernesto; and “La Traviata” as Alfredo with The University of Arizona Philharmonic Orchestra.

Franco Rios Castro

FRANCO RIOS CASTRO is a young Peruvian Bass Baritone. Mr. Rios Castro has been part of the National Choir of Peru, participating in Five Opera seasons. He worked with Opera Tampa on their last production of Don Giovanni, as part of the chorus, and as the cover of Masetto. This summer Mr Rios Castro will be singing the role of Sarastro in Savannah VOICE Festival in Georgia for The Voice Experience Festival directed by Sherril Milnes.

Special Thanks to our Amazing Auction Donors including Travel Pledge

Check out some of our silent and live auction items. You can also 

bid on the travel packages online at


5 Nights in Romantic Savannah Georgia!

7 nights in Park City Utah

6 nights in New York City

6 nights in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

6 nights in Killarney, Ireland

6 nights near Disney

3 nights in Sonoma County Wine Country

2 nights Palmetto Dunes Golf Vacation, Hilton Head, SC

6 nights Carribean Cruise for Two

6 Nights Danube River Cruise for Two

In-home Wine Tasting for up to 12 people 

Golf for Two – Westchase Country Club

St. Pete Museum of History

Improv Comedy Theatre

Wrights Gourmet

Tampa Bay Outfitters

Sunken Gardens

JC Newman

Duckweed Urban Grocery

Tampa Theatre

Florida Orchestra

American Stage

Tampa Bay History Meseum

Barrymore Hotel

Busch Gardens

Datz Resturant

Tampa Museum of Art

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