Friday, March 3, 2017

2017-18 Season of Florida Grand Opera

Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti
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 butchers her bridegroom on their wedding night. Experience this haunting, atmospheric opera, complete with crumbling castles and ghostly apparitions, plus a breathtaking mad scene that will have you pinned to your seat.

MIAMI: November 11, 12, 14, 17, and 18, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE: November 30 and December 2, 2017

Salome by Richard Strauss
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.

MIAMI: January 27, 28, 30, February 2, and 3, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE: February 8 and 10, 2018

Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Gluck’s masterpiece is most famous for its immortal aria, “Che farò senza Euridice.” But it’s also a compelling and deeply personal story of how far one man will go to prove his devotion to his wife. The grief-stricken musician and poet Orfeo risks the terrifying depths of the Underworld to bring back his beloved Euridice alive.

MIAMI: March 17, 18, 20, 23, and 24, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE: March 29 and 31, 2018

Florencia en el Amazonas by Daniel Catán
Inspired by the writings of the great Gabriel García Márquez (One Hundred Years of Solitude), Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas is one of the most lyrical and melodious new operas of the past 30 years, embraced by critics and audiences everywhere it has played. This story of a celebrated soprano’s emotionally fraught journey down the Amazon offers a brilliant display of magical realism—and pushes the operatic form to new limits of imagination.

MIAMI: April 28, 29, May 1, 4, and 5, 2018

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