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Miami Lyric Opera presents L’amico Fritz

March 15th, 2014, 8:00pmMarch 16th, 2014, 4:00pm L’amico Fritz is an opera in three acts by Pietro Mascagni, premiered in 1891 from a libretto by P. Suardon (Nicola Daspuro) (with additions by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti), based on the French novel L’ami Fritz by Émile Erckmann and Pierre-Alexandre Chatrian.

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Miami Lyric Opera presents Carmen by George Bizet

Olympia Theater at Gusman Center. April 6 and 7, 2013, 8:00 and 4:00 p.m. The story of Carmen is set in Seville, Spain, around 1830, and concerns the eponymous Carmen, a beautiful Gipsy with a fiery temper. Free with her love, she woos the corporal Don José, an inexperienced soldier. Their relationship leads to his rejection of his former love, mutiny against … +

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Renata Scotto’s dream for La sonnambula

The incomparable Maria Callas, known to many as “La Divina,” made her mark in the opera world with her mastery of the bel canto style. In 1957, Milan’s famous Teatro alla Scala presented a production of Bellini’s La sonnambula at the Edinburgh Festival, with Callas as the star.

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Florida Grand Opera presents The Magic Flute

From January 26 through February 23, 2013. On January 26, 2013, Florida Grand Opera welcomes a new year with one of the most performed operas in the world – Die Zauberflöte. Mozart’s last operatic masterpiece is an allegorical representation of the struggle between good and evil.

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Florida Grand Opera presents La bohème

From November 17 through December 2, 2012. Florida Grand Opera’s (FGO) 72nd season is marked by the return of company favorites. The company’s season opener is none other than Puccini’s internationally beloved La bohème, taking place at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County on November 17, 2012. Leading the cast are two outstanding Hispanic voices: Mexican tenor … +

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Florida Grand Opera presents Roméo et Juliette

April 21 – May 5, 2012, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts May 10 and 12, 2012, Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Florida Grand Opera’s highly successful 2011-2012 season closes with a French classic, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, opening on April 21, 2012. Directed by David Lefkowich, making his FGO main stage debut, this production employs innovative light projection and … +

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Miami Lyric Opera L’Elisir D’amore

By Manuela Gabaldon

Some say that the Opera is not for everyone; declared by most as an acquired taste, it is often an intimidating venture for those looking to break into the select aficionado club. Always advocates for the discovery of new, and old, passions in the Miami Art Scene, Opera – and the Miami Lyric Opera to be exact – will be no exception … +

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Florida Grand Opera. Cyrano

By Manuela Gabaldon

Although we have had to come to terms with the fact that tight skirts, platforms, and affliction t-shirts rule a large part of our local night scene, walking down Biscayne Boulevard on opera night is just the thing to reminds us of our strong, pioneering, and always inspiring art scene. Recently, as the Florida Grand Opera presented Cyrano, it was women in … +

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Last chance to win tickets to Carmen!

Florida Grand Opera. Enter by April 5th, 2010. You know the music. The story is timeless. The performance is Free! Win a pair of free tickets to see the most famous opera of all time – Bizet’s Carmen – starring singing sensation Kendall Gladen, on April 26th, 2010 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. If you’ve never seen an … +

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Florida Grand Opera

By Fran Robbins

Its roots in South Florida go back to the time of Pearl Harbor, and it has stood as an artistic bulwark against financial challenges and shifts in the culture. Reliable in its offerings and quality, this art organization remains the yardstick by which so many other local art groups measure themselves.

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Miami Lyric Opera announces its 2010 Opera Season

December 2009. Following a successful 2009 season that included I Puritani, Elisir D’Amore, Cavalleria, Suor Angelica, Marina and La Traviata at Open Space, this emerging opera company will open the season on April 22nd and 24th 2010 with the celebrated Donizetti comic opera, Don Pasquale and continue with Opera Highlights performances on May 3rd and 6th based on three different operas of … +

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Miami Lyric Opera

By Manuela Gabaldon

The Colony Theater in Miami’s South Beach was home this past month to the production of Miami Lyric Opera’s Marina. Presented for 2 nights only, this 3-act Spanish Opera with the music of Emilio Arrieta and lyrics by Francisco Camprodon, displayed the talents of Beverly Coulter, Maruchi Urquiaga, Aurelio Gabaldon, Hugo Marcos, Lilo del Campo, Diego Baner and Ismael Gonzalez under the … +