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“I Am A Member” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Florida Grand Opera

Florida Grand Opera
8390 NW 25th Street, Doral Education Center, Miami, FL 33145
+1 305-854-1643
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Ranked #47 of 264 Activities in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas, Theater & Concerts
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Owner description: Florida Grand Opera, continuously producing opera since 1941, stands as one of the most established performing arts organizations in Florida.
Homestead, Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“I Am A Member”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

And even if you are not, this is the best Opera House in my opinion. Enjoy and support the arts. It's for everyone...

Visited February 2012
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Miami, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“As hard as they try...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

FGO cannot go pass the feeling of a very provincial company. I think is time to get new blood into their management and get some productions worth seeing, for a change.

Visited March 2012
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miami
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“Good young singers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

FGO depends on young singers at the start of their careers. They usually rent sets from other companies. They usually choose very well.
Romeo and Juliette was well-staged. The soprano sang Juliette well. The tenor, Sebastien Gueze, was magnificent. His voice was brazen and edgy in the confrontation with Tyabalt and sweet and lyrical in the scenes with Juliette. He had plenty of volume when it was called for and floated pianissimos beautifully.
La Rondine was the best performance I have ever seen of this opera. Engaging a first rate soprano to play the maid was a stroke of genius. This made the maid's silly affair a perfect counterpoint to the heroine's serious affair.
This year's Rigoletto was one of the best Rigoletto's I have seen. The baritone actually managed to make one care about Rigoletto.
FGO often tries new or obscure operas. Last year's Cyrano de Bergerac was one of the very few new operas really worth seeing. I found the year before's Anna Karenina rather dull. The year before that, perfect stageing and excellent singing managed to make Szulamit interesting.

Visited May 2012
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Miami
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“Cultural asset”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Quality productions, good voices, excellent Opera House; Very good over-all entertainment experience

Visited November 2011
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New Rochelle, New York
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Operas are terrific.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

They do some unusual onesas well as the most popular, All first class.

Visited January 2012
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