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“A few comments....” 3 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 #29 of 283 things to do in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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, Florida, United States
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“A few comments....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

The fact the Miami even has an opera company, on one that has been in operation for many years is a marvel in its self. And having a home at the Arsht Center and Ft.Lauderdale is an accomplishment that should insure many more years of opera productions in this area.
The cost of the effort involved to keep this enterprise going must be formidable in this day and age. We are very fortunate to have Florida Grand Opera.
Having said this, I must say that the most distressing thing to me as an opera fan is the mediocre repertoire of war horses that are scheduled each year. I am aware that the Boohemes and Butterflys are needed to fill the house, and that there are occasionally a new or innovative opera scheduled, like Anna Karenina or last years Luisa Fernanda. But the opera needs to be more creative and strike a better balance in the operas they produce.
Another thought is that with Miami being a largely Hispanic community, why are the Spanish language operas not better represented. The operas of Daniel Catan for example, which are lovely and very audience friendly.
The orchestra has never sounded better and the singers are mostly very good. The productions generally leave something to be desired. These are constructive criticisms in hopes that Florida Grand Opera continues to grow and improve, especially as the new general manager begins her tenure.

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Miami, Florida
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“Great Performance, wonderful venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

The quality of the performance is excellent. The facility is beautiful and very comformtable. I have sat in the balcony and the views are great. The orchestra is great.

Visited November 2012
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New York
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“Great venue; fabulous entertainment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The Adrienne Arsht Center is a world class performing arts facility. It is modern in design and has fabulous acoustics--one of the nicest opera venues we attend and we have seen many around the world. The Florida Grand opera which performs at this venue is a terrific company with high quality performers and excellent choices of operas. Even for those unfamiliar with the librettos can enjoy because the lines are projected overhead in English and Spanish.

Visited February 2012
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“They put the GRAND in Grand Opera!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

If you are in Miami during opera season (November-April), try to catch one of the productions. They are excellent and bring in some of the top opera talent in the world.

Visited October 2012
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Miami, Florida
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“Cultural”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Very beautiful theater with nice view from most of the seats. Definitely recomend center orchestra if you want the full experience.

Visited May 2012
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