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“The Joy of Live Major Opera”

Florida Grand Opera
Ranked #67 of 354 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.
Reviewed May 21, 2013

The Miami Opera is neither the Vienna Staatsoper nor the NY Metropolitan but it rocks. I saw in October a "Magic Flute" that rivaled my memory of the Chagall "Flute" that opened the first season of the new house for the NY Met. I've heard young singers like Ailyn Perez and Eglise Gutierrez who performances have a place in my great musical memories like Stratas or Price. Because I once disappointed with a performance of Turandot, I missed what friends have told me was an unforgettable Walkyrie.

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Reviewed May 4, 2013

It was a great presentation, the sound is wonderful, I enjoy a lot this last presentation for this session of Florida Opera

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

World class opera in Miami. Great singers and beautiful sets.
Nice restaurant in facility. Convenient location with valet and nearby parking.

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

"La Sonnambula" featured soprano Rachel Gilmore and tenor Michael Angelini ...two raising young stars, whose singing was superb.

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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.

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