Editorial

Second-cast principals deliver the goods in FGO’s “Masked Ball”

Jonathan Burton and Alexandra LoBianco star in the second cast of FGO’s “A Masked Ball.” Photo: Lorne Grandison Florida Grand Opera’s second-cast performance of Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera at the Arsht Center introduced two new singers in the leading roles at Sunday’s matinee. Both gave impressive performances and blended well with the ensemble cast of this excellent production. As King Gustavo … +

Editorial

FGO wraps season with first-class Verdi singing in “A Masked Ball”

Rafael Davila and Tamara Wilson star in FGO’s production of Verdi’s “Un ballo in maschera” (A Masked Ball). Photo: Brittany Mazzurco Opera lovers who have missed their Verdi in recent years at Florida Grand Opera can rejoice. The FGO production of Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball), which opened Saturday night at the Arsht Center, is a world-beater. First-rate singing, impassioned … +

Editorial

Verdi's fiery drama of royal intrigue, un ballo in maschera, opens at Florida Grand Opera April 29, 2017

Sat 29 Apr, 2017 - Sat 13 May, 2017

A tortuous love triangle involving the King of Sweden. A mysterious fortune teller who predicts that the King will soon die. An assassination plot. Few of Giuseppe Verdi’s operas contain as many bewitching elements as his 1859 masterpiece Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball), which opens at Florida Grand Opera on April 29, 2017, in the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing … +

Music

One of Verdi’s most passionate and dramatic operas

Sat 29 Apr - 13 May, 2017

THE STORY: King Gustavo is a leader loved by his people but surrounded by conspirators. He also harbors a secret shame: he adores Amelia, the wife of his closest friend and loyal minister, the Count. After questioning his wife’s loyalty involving the affection of the King, the Count decides to join a conspiratorial plot to assassinate his leader. A masked ball is … +

Music

Before Night Falls moves audiences to cheers and tears/ Two performances left!

Thru Mar 25, 2017

The first three performances of Before Night Falls were some of the most emotional, passionate, and theatrical events in the history of Florida Grand Opera. The audience leaped to their feet after both performances, in thunderous applause for what they had just seen. Many also were moved to tears since it was so dramatic and such a personal experience for them. Come … +

Music

A Gripping Tale of Individual Triumph

Through Sat 25 Mar, 2017

Cuban dissident Reinaldo Arenas inspired a generation of Cuban immigrants proclaiming his political and sexual freedom. He also inspired a book, a film, and an opera. Florida Grand Opera’s production of Before Night Falls brings the story of the persecuted life of this Cuban poet and dissident to the main stage. His story will resonate with everyone in South Florida. A must … +

Announcements

Florida Grand Opera presents Before Night Falls at the Arsht Center

Sat 18 Mar, 2017 - Sat 25 Mar, 2017

Yes, the international best-selling autobiography and the powerful film is also an inspiring opera. Can a man’s life, a political revolution, and a pandemic all be summed up in one artist’s life? This opera tells those stories through the persecuted life of Cuban poet and dissident Reinaldo Arenas. His story will resonate with everyone in South Florida Purchase your tickets now! The … +