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Miami Lyric Opera presents Puccini’s La Boheme at SMDCAC

Sat 14 Apr, 2018 - Sun 15 Apr, 2018

  In a garret of Paris in 19th Century’s Latin district, the painter Marcello and poet Rodolfo try to keep warm by burning pages from Rodolfo’s latest drama. They are joined by their comrades Colline, a young philosopher, and Schaunard, a musician who has landed a job and brings food, fuel and some funds. They find a way not to pay the … +

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Symphony of the Americas: Broadway Sizzle & Operatic Passion at Amaturo Theater

Sun 18 Feb, 2018 - Tue 20 Feb, 2018

Cuban born Soprano Maria Aleida, acclaimed for her performances with Andrea Boccelli and opera companies worldwide, returns to south Florida to join powerhouse tenor, Carlos de Antonis and friends on the Symphony stage for an eclectic evening ranging from Puccini to Phantom! Marie Aleida (soprano) Carlos de Antonis (tenor) Amaturo Theater Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 SW Fifth Avenue Fort … +

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Florida Grand Opera: Salome at ARSHT

Sat 27 Jan, 2018 - Sat 3 Feb, 2018

With its bizarre brew of eroticism and religion, Richard Strauss’s Salome was so disturbing when it first appeared that it was banned in Vienna and London. Today, it’s lost none of its power to send shivers through the audience, and this production eerily captures all the depravity of King Herod’s court in ancient Jerusalem. Starring as the princess whose sexually charged dance … +

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Florida Grand Opera: Salome at Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Thu 8 Feb, 2018 - Sat 10 Feb, 2018

With its bizarre brew of eroticism and religion, Richard Strauss’s Salome was so disturbing when it first appeared that it was banned in Vienna and London. Today, it’s lost none of its power to send shivers through the audience, and this production eerily captures all the depravity of King Herod’s court in ancient Jerusalem. Starring as the princess whose sexually charged dance leads straight … +

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Florida Grand Opera presents Salome by Richard Strauss

Now through February 10, 2018

Audiences and critics are raving about Salome! When Salome premiered, it was so disturbing that it was banned in Vienna and London, and later in New York. Salome’s combination of eroticism and religion, spirituality and lewdness, and devotion and obsession, were appealing and appalling to early audiences. Today’s audiences are less easily shocked, but Salome has lost none of its power to … +

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Lucia di Lammermoor opens at Broward Center

Only TWO performances in Fort Lauderdale. Nov 30 - Dec 2nd

This is your last chance to see Florida Grand Opera’s production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor that critics are raving about. “What a gem we have in the Florida Grand Opera. How lucky we are that we don’t have to travel to see great operatic theater” – Michelle Solomon’s review of FGO’s Lucia di Lammermoor in MiamiArtZine Anna Christy earned “ecstatic cheers … +

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“Singers shine brightly” – The South Florida Classical Review

Sat 11 Nov, 2017 - Sat 2 Dec, 2017

There’s a reason the critics are fawning over Lucia. There’s a reason the audience is cheering with thunderous applause. It’s the same reason that you need to see this production of Donizetti’s Italian operatic masterpiece Lucia di Lammermoor. Lucia is the unlucky Scottish girl who becomes a pawn in her family’s plot to revive its fortunes, is forced into a marriage against … +

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Lucia di Lammermoor: A masterpiece of Italian opera

Sat 11 Nov, 2017 - Sat 2 Dec, 2017

The unforgettable classic, Lucia di Lammermoor, combines all the components of great opera—timeless music, a compelling story, unique sets, period costumes, and a live orchestra. Lucia is the unlucky Scottish girl who becomes a pawn in her family’s plot to revive its fortunes, is forced into a marriage against her will, and succumbs to insanity on her wedding night. Experience this haunting, … +

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Florida Grand Opera announces its 77th Season

Through Sat 5 May, 2018

Company’s 77th Season includes Lucia Di Lammermoor, Salome, Orfeo ed Euridice, and Florencia en el Amazonas The 2017-18 season—the company’s 77th—opens on Saturday, November 11, with Donizetti’s bel-canto classic Lucia di Lammermoor. Soprano Anna Christy, whose résumé includes the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, puts her individual stamp on the demanding title role of the … +

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The Barber of Seville at SMDCAC

Sat 5 Aug, 2017

The Barber of Seville, performed by Miami Lyric Opera, remains one of Rossini’s most frequently performed comic operas in the repertoire. The barber of the title is Figaro, whose impressive entrance aria (“”Largo al factotum””)—with its repeated proclamations of his own name—is one of the best-known of all opera arias. The Barber of Seville will be conducted by Beverly Coulter, with Raffaele … +

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Miami Wagner Institute featuring Christine Brewer and Alan Held

Sat 22 Jul, 2017

  For the first time in 28 years, the Miami Music Festival brings to life Wagner’s Die Walküre, the composer’s grand musical drama from the Ring Cycle. The Grammy Award-winning soprano Christine Brewer joins bass-baritone Alan Held, hailed as “one of opera’s finest singing actors,” with the Institute’s extraordinary young professional artists, the 100 musicians of the MMF Symphony Orchestra, and conductor Michael Rossi in a … +

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Announcing the 77th Opera Season in South Florida

Sat 11 Nov, 2017 - Mon 30 Apr, 2018

The 77th Florida Grand Opera season promises to give you something to rave about, cast with some of the most sought-after singers in the opera world today. Our 2017-18 season will include four operas that deal with women who undergo experiences so powerful that they are never the same afterward. On November 11 we’ll take you to the 18th century with one … +

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MMF: The Cunning Little Vixen

Fri 30 Jun, 2017

The popular MMF Family Opera series returns with Janáček’s comedic fairy tale that brings the forest and its myriad inhabitants to life. Appropriate for ages 7 and up, the Grimm Brother’s style tale is at turns funny and philosophical. The story follows a spirited vixen through her cub-hood as a housepet, to her escape and coming of age in the moonlit woods. … +

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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 … +

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Miami Bach Society present Soprano Yetzabel Arias Fernandez

Wed 3 May, 2017

Soprano Yetzabel Arias Fernandez performs for the first time for Miami Bach Society audience with the program La Lucrezia (Georg Friedrich Handel) directed by Jay Bernfeld. La Lucrezia includes Cantata Spagnuola a voce sola; Pensieri Notturni di Filli HWV 134; Cantate La Lucrezia HWV 145; Sonata a Flauto e Cembalo HWV 362 and Suite for Harpsichord d minor HWV 428. Yetzabel Arias … +

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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 … +

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Miami Lyric Opera presents Madama Butterfly at SMDCAC

Apr Sat 8 - Sun 9, 2017

Orchestra and Chorus of MIAMI LYRIC OPERA Pablo Hernandez  Chorusmaster Jeffrey Eckstein  Conductor Raffaele Cardone  Artistic and General Director Lieutenant Pinkerton, an American Navy officer, opportunistically engages a marriage broker to find him a house and a wife. A 15-year-old young Geisha, named Butterfly is introduced to him. She falls immediately in love with Pinkerton, converts to Christianity and banishes her relatives … +

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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 … +

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Broward’s Newest Opera Company to Perform Inaugural Concert

Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Broward County’s newest opera company, Fort Lauderdale Opera Works (Opera FLOW), is pleased to announce its inaugural concert, “New Visions, New Voices.” This one-night-only performance will take place at 8pm on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the JM Family Studio Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. A concert celebrating contemporary American art song, “New Visions, New Voices” will feature … +

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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 … +

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Eugene Ongin Opens This Weekend!

Sat 28 Jan, 2017

It’s Tchaikovsky’s best opera and the most popular Russian opera ever written. Tchaikovsky is famous for The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and The 1812 Overture, but he also wrote the romantic and lyrical opera Eugene Onegin. It’s a love story, but can love overcome youthful foolishness. The Story: The self-centered Onegin carelessly rejects the love of an adolescent girl, Tatyana. When she grows into a beautiful woman, he … +

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Two Opera Concerts at Frost School of Music

Nov 10-11, 2016, 7:30 PM

Frost Opera Theater students with Alan Johnson as director present the operas Scenes in Concert and Dido and Aeneas. Scenes in Concert includes classical and Bel Canto repertoire revealing the influences that will herald Frost Opera Theatre’s spring production of Stravinsky’s neoclassical opera The Rake’s Progress. In the other hand Dido and Aeneas -Henry Purcell’s extraordinary opera dating from 1680s- is a … +

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Michelle Bradley With Ken Noda in Concert at Gusman Concert Hall

Nov 5, 2016, 8 PM

Soprano Michelle Bradley, from the Metropolitan Opera has performed such roles as Mozart’s Fiordilligi and Donna Anna, Strauss’ Marschellin, and Verdi’s Alice from Falstaff. Included in the Metropolitan Opera’s 2016-2017 season, she was the 2014 grand prize winner of The Music Academy of the West’s Marilyn Horne Song Competition and completed a nationwide recital tour in May 2015. On the other hand, … +

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Florida Grand Opera’ Carmen at ARSHT

Nov 12 - 19, 2016

Georges Bizet’s Carmen is considered one of the most requested, anticipated and beloved operas. Carmen, tells the story of the fiery gypsy cigarette girl, gets any man she wants—and then gets rid of him when a better one comes along. When she sets her sights on Corporal Don José, he doesn’t stand a chance. He’s smitten and gives up everything—his career, his … +