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Palm Beach Opera Opens Season With Puccini's TOSCAPalm Beach Opera Opens Season With Puccini's TOSCA
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2018

Palm Beach Opera will present Giacomo Puccini's Tosca for one weekend only, Jan. 26-28, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Presents SALOME in Miami and Fort Lauderdale Beginning 1/27Florida Grand Opera Presents SALOME in Miami and Fort Lauderdale Beginning 1/27
by BWW News Desk - January 2, 2018

Very few works of art retain the power to shock and disturb that they showed on their opening night decades earlier. One of those is Richard Strauss's 1905 operaSalome. When it first appeared, this steamy brew of eroticism and religion so unnerved audiences that it was banned in Vienna and London. The opera's troubles didn't end there. In 1907, at New York's Metropolitan Opera, it was yanked from the company's repertoire just days after its premiere. At a semipublic dress rehearsal, the way in which the company's Salome, soprano Olive Fremstad, planted a passionate kiss on the severed head of John the Baptist, proved too disturbing for many of the timid Met patrons. The board revolted, demanding that General Manager Heinrich Conried bring Salome'srun to a halt. A statement was issued declaring that the work itself was objectionable and detrimental to the best interests of the Metropolitan Opera House. (more...)
Palm Beach Opera Cancels OPERA @ THE WATERFRONT Due to Inclement WeatherPalm Beach Opera Cancels OPERA @ THE WATERFRONT Due to Inclement Weather
by BWW News Desk - December 7, 2017

Palm Beach Opera is cancelling its free annual Opera @ The Waterfront concert due to the forecasted inclement weather this weekend. (more...)
Palm Beach Opera to Present OPERA @ THE WATERFRONT This DecemberPalm Beach Opera to Present OPERA @ THE WATERFRONT This December
by BWW News Desk - November 30, 2017

Palm Beach Opera will present Opera @ The Waterfront, its free, annual open-air concert, at the Meyer Amphitheatre in downtown West Palm Beach on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2 pm. (more...)
University of Central Florida Opera to present OPERA SCENES 2017: AMERICAN OPERAUniversity of Central Florida Opera to present OPERA SCENES 2017: AMERICAN OPERA
by BWW News Desk - November 8, 2017

The University of Central Florida (UCF) Opera will present its Fall Semester Workshop Scenes Program on Friday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m., where a variety of scenes from different operas will be performed in English, accompanied by supertitles. (more...)
Andrew Surrena Steps in for David Guzman in LA TRAVIATA at Sarasota OperaAndrew Surrena Steps in for David Guzman in LA TRAVIATA at Sarasota Opera
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2017

Executive Director Richard Russell and Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi have announced that tenor Andrew Surrena will return to Sarasota Opera this season to sing the role of Alfredo in Sarasota Opera's fall production of Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata, opening Friday, November 3rd. David Guzman, who was originally scheduled to sing the role, has withdrawn from the production due to illness. (more...)
BWW Review: The St. Petersburg Opera Company Presents Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS at the Palladium
by Peter Nason - July 5, 2017

Some performances and strong (perhaps too strong) orchestration aren't enough to save this odd production of a classic musical. (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Presents Verdi's A MASKED BALL, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2017

Excitement is building as Florida Grand Opera (FGO) prepares to open its production of one of Verdi's greatest works, Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball), a searing drama of royal intrigue and the conflict between duty and following one's heart. Long considered one of the ultimate challenges for the world's greatest singers of the Italian repertoire, including Luciano Pavarotti, Leontyne Price, Martina Arroyo, and Plácido Domingo, Un ballo in maschera comes to Florida Grand Opera for the first time since 2005, with a cast of some of the finest singers available on the international opera scene. (more...)
Met Opera Star Sondra Radvanovsky to Perform in Annual Gala at Palm Beach Opera, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2017

Palm Beach Opera is proud to announce that Metropolitan Opera star Sondra Radvanovsky will be performing at its annual Gala on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach. (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Announces Second YALA Summer Vocal Institute
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is accepting applications for its second annual Youth Artist Learning Academy (YALA) Summer Vocal Institute. Specifically designed for students in grades 7-12, YALA gears its program toward young aspiring opera singers, those who want to learn about backstage craft, as well as people who simply seek to develop an appreciation of the art form. YALA's staff of seasoned industry professionals will provide an indelible, hands-on experience in the world of opera. (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Presents 'Family Day' Celebration for Mother's Day, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2017

As a special Mother's Day gift to its community, Florida Grand Opera (FGO) presents a special 'Family Day' celebration on May 14, 2017 at Pompano Beach Cultural Arts Center. The free event runs from 1 pm to 4 pm. (more...)
Florida Grand Opera and PAMM Present OUT OF SIGHT
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

Two of Miami's leading cultural institutions, the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and Florida Grand Opera (FGO), are collaborating on a special event, pairing music and art, on April 27, 2017 at 7 pm. (more...)
Opera Tampa Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

The 2017-2018 Opera Tampa season engages the senses with powerhouse operas designed to thrill opera lovers and our growing fanbase of newcomers to the form. The glorious series, featuring the work of Rossini, Mozart and Verdi, promises big plans, bold choices and bloody consequences. (more...)
Sarasota Opera Announces 2017 HD AT THE OPERA HOUSE Series
by BWW News Desk - April 7, 2017

Sarasota Opera is pleased to announce the line-up for the 2017 season of 'HD at the Opera House'.  This weekly Sunday afternoon series of filmed performances, which debuted in 2014, has allowed Sarasota Opera to expand its programming from the fall and winter season to year-around. (more...)
Lenore Rosenberg of the Met Opera to Present Masterclass, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - April 6, 2017

Lenore Rosenberg, the highly regarded associate artistic administrator of the Metropolitan Opera, will appear in a public masterclass on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm, at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Coral Gables, Florida. Rosenberg's masterclass, presented by Florida Grand Opera and Steinway Piano Gallery Miami, marks the final installment of FGO's SongFest Masters Series for the 2016-17 season. (more...)
Opera Orlando Presents 2nd Annual Gala, THE GUILDED AGE ON THE GUILDED STAGE
by BWW News Desk - April 5, 2017

Throw on your flapper dress or grab your Charlie Chaplin hat and cane and enjoy the revelry of a party not soon to be forgotten. Opera Orlando is pulling out all the stops to make sure that this year's Gala will be one of, if not the single most enjoyable and spectacular event happening this year in Orlando. (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Presents Verdi's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - April 2, 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 Arts of Miami-Dade County's Ziff Ballet Opera House. (more...)
Sarasota Opera Unveils New Artist Housing
by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2017

On Tuesday, March 21st, Sarasota Opera officially dedicated the newly built Steinwachs Artist Residences for Sarasota Opera located at 1444 Boulevard of the Arts in Sarasota, FL. (more...)
BWW Review: L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI at Sarasota Opera House
by Carolan Trbovich - March 28, 2017

Sarasota Opera House Brings Humor to the stage in Italian Girl in Algiers (more...)
BWW Review: DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES at Sarasota Opera House
by Carolan Trbovich - March 23, 2017

Last Chance to see Dialogues des Carmelites at the Sarasota Opera House (more...)
BWW Review: THE LOVE OF THREE KINGS at Sarasota Opera
by Carolan Trbovich - March 16, 2017

Sarasota Opera The Love of Three Kings (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 3, 2017

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) General Director and CEO Susan T. Danis today unveiled plans for the company's 2017-18 season. Anchored by the theme 'Divas to Die For,' FGO's seventy-seventh season will boast a diverse range of works about women on dangerous emotional journeys. (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Begins Casting For 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - September 9, 2016

Florida Grand Opera (FGO), with its new artistic vision, is proud to announce the casting choices for the four productions of its 2016-17 Season, which include Georges Bizet's Carmen, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, Jorge Martin's Before Night Falls, and Giuseppe Verdi's A Masked Ball (Un Ballo in Maschera). (more...)
Florida Grand Opera Celebrates a Successful First Year of the New Youth Artist Learning Academy
by BWW News Desk - August 3, 2016

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is proud to announce the success of its inaugural year of the Youth Artist Learning Academy (YALA) Summer Vocal Institute. This two-week intensive program led fifteen (15) aspiring opera singers and enthusiasts aged 14 to 19 through courses and coaching with industry professionals to acquaint them with and train them for the opera world. From arias to administration, libretti to lighting design, technique to technical direction, the curriculum exposed participants to the many important elements that make up an opera production. (more...)