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“They put the GRAND in Grand Opera!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Florida Grand Opera

Florida Grand Opera
Ranked #54 of 315 things to do in Miami
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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.
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42 reviews
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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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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“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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Miami, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“BRAVO!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

I must preface my review by stating that I am not an opera expert just an opera lover. I ENJOY the entire experience.......the gifting of the composers, the amazing music, the talented performers, the creativity of the sets.........some are more elaborate, others simpler, some are tragic and some are funny........but the wonderment of the experience never wears out for me.

My aunt and I have been season subscribers of FGO for close to six years now. Our first experience with opera here in Miami was while the productions were still being presented at the Dade County Auditorium where we enjoyed a wonderful presentation of Carmen. Then in 2006. the new opera house was inaugurated as the new home for FGO.

The Sanford and Dolores Ziff Opera House is not the Metropolitan in NYC but I wholeheartedly applaud FGO's attempts at bringing opera to Miami. Seasoned opera connoisseurs may disagree with me but I so enjoy my novice forays into the world of opera. Absolutely, the cost of construction was over the top, exceeding the initial budget and the building is not without it's issues but I still celebrate having opera here in Miami.

LAstly, the pre-production presentations by Justin Moss are a must! He is knowledgeable, witty and delightful to hear, and makes each piece come alive with his descriptions.

Visited May 2012
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Miami, Florida
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“What a beautiful place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

A place that adds to Miami's prestige and a beautiful place to visit. Also some people feel it is expensive...NOT TRUE..you can get tickets from $20 to many of their performances.

Visited February 2012
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Miami Beach, Florida
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“WOW!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Spread your wings and try something new. The Florida Grand Opera never disappoints!! It is amazing that Miami offers world class opera. Well done FGO!

Visited July 2012
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