Seven years have passed since Fort Worth Opera staged the world premiere of Jorge Martin’s opera, “Before Night Falls,” and on March 18, Florida Grand Opera will finally mount the second production.
Stages in Miami and Fort Lauderdale will glitter with stars from all corners of the operatic world in a grand season filled with romance, ruses and rebellion.
While the heyday of classical opera may have been during the 18th and 19th centuries, Florida Grand Opera (FGO) travels back in time to the not-so-distant past with its next production, Gregory Spears’ “Fellow Travelers.”
Even though Domenico Cimarosa and Giovanni Bertati wrote their comic opera “El Matrimonio Secreto” (“The Secret Marriage”) more than 225 years ago, the production opening Florida Grand Opera’s (FGO) season this weekend will seem very familiar to Miami audiences.
The only proper place to enjoy opera is in a stuffy concert hall, surrounded by blue-haired grand dames and old men in stiff collared penguin suits. Not anymore.
All season long, opera companies around the world have celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi. Florida Grand Opera pays tribute to the Italian composer with its own grand production of Verdi’s first major success, “Nabucco.”
South Florida opera fans will experience a unique double bill – Puccini’s only comic opera and a rare operatic sequel at the Arsht and Broward Centers.
For the past 25 years or so, it’s been in vogue for daring theater and opera directors to yank the works of the masters from the settings they were intended and explore their eternal truths in new contexts.
Florida Grand Opera will finally be returning to the stage with live performances, after sitting out much of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Puccini’s beloved opera, “Tosca,” currently being presented by Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is a musical tale of love and tragedy, but the real drama could be found backstage before the Sunday, March 30 matinee.
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