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Due to vocal health concerns, José Vazquez is no longer singing the role of Don Pasquale.

We are extremely grateful that Jacob Pence has offered to step in! He is an exciting and very capable performer. 

Because this news is so last minute, we have to make a few adjustments to our production: In lieu of a standard costumed and staged performance, Sunny Side's take on Don Pasquale will be an expressive concert showcase. 


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Florida College

Hutchinson Auditorium

119 N Glen Arven Ave

Temple Terrace, FL 33617


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Jacob Pence 

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Lois Larsen obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Harding University and her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of North Florida. Since 2019, Lois has continued her vocal studies with brilliant Miami-based instructor, Manny Perez. Lois is fortunate to have performed a handful of roles: She has perfomed as Serpina (La Serva Padrona), Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro), the title role in Seymour Barab’s Little Red Riding Hood, Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte), and most recenty as Susanna in Sunny Side's inaugural performance of Le nozze di Figaro.

Realizing that her passion for classical music extends further than performing, Lois is  looking forward to creating more opportunities for like-minded artists as Sunny Side Opera continues to evolve.

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Sean Christopher Stork is a lyric baritone celebrated for his beatific tone and dynamic stage presence; he has been a notable performer since graduating from Florida State University. Enriching the opera landscape, he has made his unique mark on such roles as Peter (Hansel and Gretel), Marcello (La Boheme), and Major General Stanley (The Pirates of Penzance). His commitment to music education and outreach is evident through his work with youth programs and universities, fostering the next generation of musicians.


Joseph Robinson is a tenor from Meridian, Mississippi. He received his Associate of Arts from Meridian Community College where he participated in multiple shows including Jekyll & Hyde, Tarzan, and The King and I. Joseph then moved on to pursue his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Southern Mississippi. At USM, he participated in shows like Carmen and Turandot. Most recently, he was seen on the stage with Opera Birmingham as Danini in The Billy Goat’s Gruff, at Varna International as Daniel Buchanan in Street Scene and as Don Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro, and at Music on Site as Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus. Joseph is a former member of the Opera
Birmingham Studio at Samford University and he recently earned his Master of Voice from Samford University.

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