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“Romeo & Juliette” 5 of 5 stars
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Florida Grand Opera
8390 NW 25th Street, Doral Education Center, Miami, FL 33145
+1 305-854-1643
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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.
Miami, FL
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53 reviews
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“Romeo & Juliette”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Great venue, Great performance! Buy a subscription for as little as $10-12 per performance!

Visited April 2012
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Berlin, Germany
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“Not always for real Opera lovers”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

FGO, like much of the art scene in Miami, is suffering from under-funding. Many of the performances were superb productions with near top level performers, but the temperamental Miami audience does not seem to appreciate some of the more adventurous productions. The retirement of the tireless long time master, will undoubtedly make significant changes....time will tell how. The controversially named "Opera House" is a remarkably unremarkable incredibly costly building with shoddy finishes and materials, the overpowering garish curtain and cheap lighting may be appreciated by "Music Hall" or burlesque audiences.Unfortunately the building and its gauche name detract from being a "GRAND OPERA"

Visited December 2011
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Homestead, Florida
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“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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“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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“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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