On Dec. 13, we presented our second annual Opera @ The Waterfront concert at Meyer Amphitheatre in downtown West Palm Beach. It was as successful as a company could hope. The crowds came out and enjoyed the 90-minute concert on a perfect, 70-degree afternoon. We had nearly 100 performers on stage including internationally renowned singers, tenor James Valenti and baritone Michael Chioldi. They were joined by our 2014/2015 season Palm Beach Opera Young Artists, and our full orchestra and chorus.
We estimate that 3,700 to 4,000 people attended, which is a huge increase from the 2,500 who joined us in 2013. And more than 300 unique visitors viewed our live stream online! Families of our singers from around the world who were unable to come to Palm Beach even hosted viewing parties by projecting our live stream on the walls of their homes.