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.
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.”
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.”
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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