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Before Night Falls

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Un opéra cubain créé à Miami : bouleversant
26 Mar 17 / Forum Opéra
Weak libretto undermines strong music and compelling story in Florida Grand Opera’s “Before Night Falls”
21 Mar 17 / Classical Review
Eugene Onegin

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Onegin soothes Miami’s cold snap?
31 Jan 17 / ConcertoNet (English)
Strong cast serves Tchaikovsky well in FGO’s “Eugene Onegin”
30 Jan 17 / Classical Review
Carmen

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Too much of a muchness. Then too little - too late
15 Nov 16 / ConcertoNet (English)
Dos Españolísimos lideran la Carmen de FGO
15 Nov 16 / Miami Clásica
Amid rough moments, FGO delivers a dramatic, vocally strong “Carmen”
15 Nov 16 / South Florida Classical Review
Don Pasquale

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Second cast singers provide a lift to FGO’s “Don Pasquale”
14 May 16 / South Florida Classical Review
FGO closes on a jolly note with Don Pasquale
14 May 16 / Artburst Miami
With trivial staging and uneven vocalism, FGO’s “Pasquale” wraps season on low note
14 May 16 / South Florida Classical Review
High-spirited vulgarity saves the day
10 May 16 / ConcertoNet (English)
The Passenger

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 6

“The Passenger” is a valuable addition to the postwar operatic repertoire
9 Apr 16 / Knight Arts
FGO’s “The Passenger” is epic, powerful
7 Apr 16 / South Florida Gay News
La Pasajera en la Florida Grand Opera
6 Apr 16 / Opera World (Spanish)
An alpha experience
5 Apr 16 / ConcertoNet (English)
Pasajeros de una pesadilla
4 Apr 16 / Miami Clásica
FGO’s “The Passenger” proves a gripping and spectacular experience
4 Apr 16 / South Florida Classical Review
Norma

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Norma, al fin
26 Jan 16 / Miami Clásica
Brave new world
26 Jan 16 / ConcertoNet (English)
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Florida Grand Opera does a whimsical ‘Barber of Seville’
20 Nov 15 / Miami Herald
Shave and a haircut, with fun
18 Nov 15 / ConcertoNet (English)
FGO opens 75th season with entertaining “Barber of Seville”
16 Nov 15 / South Florida Classical Review
The Consul

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Closing out strong is an understatement for this season’s Florida Grand Opera finale, The Consul
16 May 15 / Miami New Times
But there is so much to explain
13 May 15 / ConcertoNet (English)
Florida Grand Opera delivers a powerful staging of Menotti’s “Consul”
12 May 15 / Classical Review
Les pêcheurs de perles

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Yet again, less is more
3 Mar 15 / ConcertoNet (English)
Young soprano lifts FGO’s worthy “Pearl Fishers”
3 Mar 15 / South Florida Classical Review
Così fan tutte

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Pittsburgh sopranos shine in Florida operas
2 Mar 15 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Così fan tutte de Mozart en la FGO de Miami
30 Jan 15 / Opera World (Spanish)
Your first time will be memorable
30 Jan 15 / ConcertoNet (English)
FGO’s “Cosi” fizzles with uneven singing and slapstick staging
26 Jan 15 / South Florida Classical Review
Madama Butterfly

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 8

A Butterfly trapped between two worlds
27 Nov 14 / Knight Arts
Una mariposa atrapada entre dos mundos
21 Nov 14 / Miami Clásica
Florida Grand Opera’s ‘Madama Butterfly’ is grand
19 Nov 14 / Miami Herald
Florida Grand Opera's stellar Madama Butterfly gives glimpse of exciting season
19 Nov 14 / Miami New Times
FGO opens season with a compelling and spectacular “Butterfly”
18 Nov 14 / South Florida Classical Review
FGO’s second-cast “Butterfly” singers prove well matched
18 Nov 14 / South Florida Classical Review
Intimate 'Madama Butterfly' an impressive season debut
18 Nov 14 / Sun-Sentinel
A welcomed old approach
18 Nov 14 / ConcertoNet (English)
Thaïs

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 6

Infatuated with Thaïs
12 May 14 / Knight Arts
Infatuados com Thaïs
9 May 14 / Miami Clásica
Second-cast soprano rises to challenge in FGO’s “Thaïs”
6 May 14 / South Florida Classical Review
“Cut the ballet. It stinks anyway!”
6 May 14 / ConcertoNet (English)
Florida Grand Opera excels in Massenet’s ‘Thaïs’
6 May 14 / Miami Herald
Vibrant vocalism sparks Florida Grand Opera’s compelling “Thaïs”
5 May 14 / South Florida Classical Review
Tosca

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Florias, Marios y un Scarpia: Quien gana en Tosca?
3 Apr 14 / Miami Clásica
FGO’s second-cast “Tosca” by no means second best
1 Apr 14 / South Florida Classical Review
Florida Grand Opera does fine work with Puccini’s ‘Tosca’
1 Apr 14 / Miami Herald
No potboiler, this one
1 Apr 14 / ConcertoNet (English)
Soprano shines in FGO’s dramatically intense “Tosca”
31 Mar 14 / South Florida Classical Review
Nabucco

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 5

A moment of peace in the Middle East
3 Feb 14 / ConcertoNet (English)
Neves’ fiery performance made for an exciting, inspiring and totally gratifying piece of opera
2 Feb 14 / Edge Boston
FGO’s Nabucco features two of the few sopranos willing To perform the voice-killing role
31 Jan 14 / Florida Theater on Stage
FGO offers a worthy performance of Verdi’s “Nabucco”
27 Jan 14 / South Florida Classical Review
FGO’s second cast “Nabucco” proves respectable unlike the matinee audience
27 Jan 14 / South Florida Classical Review
Mourning Becomes Electra

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 5

A good show!
19 Nov 13 / ConcertoNet (English)
Brilliant FGO production lets ‘Mourning’ shine
18 Nov 13 / Palm Beach Arts Paper
Love that kills
17 Nov 13 / Knight Arts
Amores que matan, odios que enlutan
11 Nov 13 / Miami Clásica
Levy’s “Mourning” proves an electrifying season opener for FGO
9 Nov 13 / South Florida Classical Review
La Traviata

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Baritone a bright spot in FGO’s weak second-cast “Traviata”
23 Apr 13 / South Florida Classical Review
Return of the lost woman
23 Apr 13 / ConcertoNet (English)
Una Traviata para degustar “á la Verdi”
22 Apr 13 / Miami Clásica
FGO closes season with a dramatic, vividly sung “Traviata”
22 Apr 13 / South Florida Classical Review
Die Zauberflöte

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Winter dreams, give me more, give me more
14 Feb 13 / ConcertoNet (English)
FGO serves up an entertaining and spectacular "Magic Flute"
31 Jan 13 / Miami Herald
FGO serves up an entertaining and spectacular “Magic Flute”
28 Jan 13 / South Florida Classical Review
La Sonnambula

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 2

To sing through the night
12 Feb 13 / ConcertoNet (English)
Una sonámbula que no da un paso en falso
11 Feb 13 / Miami Clásica
La bohème

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Florida Grand Opera lives up to its name with a moving and impassioned “La Bohème”
19 Nov 12 / South Florida Classical Review
Better late than never
19 Nov 12 / ConcertoNet (English)
Roméo et Juliette

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 6

Emocionante Roméo & Juliette en FGO
28 Apr 12 / Miami Clásica
A memorable Romeo et Juliette caps off Florida Grand Opera’s season
28 Apr 12 / Knight Arts
‘Romeo y Julieta’ una producción elegante con una pareja ideal
25 Apr 12 / El Nuevo Herald
Juliette soars over Romeo in Florida Grand Opera production
24 Apr 12 / Sun-Sentinel
The kids aren't alright
24 Apr 12 / ConcertoNet (English)
Soprano Alejandres lights up FGO’s “Roméo et Juliette”
23 Apr 12 / South Florida Classical Review
Rigoletto

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Rigoletto: It sucks to be me!
2 Feb 12 / South Florida Gay News
Cold, cold hearts prevail in the Florida Grand Opera's 'Rigoletto'
1 Feb 12 / Sun-Sentinel
Darn close to perfect
31 Jan 12 / ConcertoNet (English)
FGO’s powerful ‘Rigoletto’ has it all
30 Jan 12 / Miami Herald
Florida Grand Opera delivers a powerful and memorable “Rigoletto”
30 Jan 12 / South Florida Classical Review
Michael Fabiano
Un duque entre tenores.
Michael Fabiano
Pasión de tenor.
Tenor Michael Fabiano
“Opera is my job, my love and passion: I choose music”
Luisa Fernanda

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 6

The all-Spanish cast worked seamlessly as a team
2 Feb 12 / Opera News
Opera soars with love story amid Spanish civil war
21 Nov 11 / Sun-Sentinel
Luisa Fernanda, el show debe continuar
18 Nov 11 / Miami Clásica
Luisa, at last!
15 Nov 11 / ConcertoNet (English)
Florida Grand Opera delivers the zarzuela goods
13 Nov 11 / South Florida Classical Review
Florida Grand Opera's Luisa Fernanda wraps ears and eyes in fairy tale beauty
13 Nov 11 / Miami New Times
Domingo cancels appearance in FGO “Luisa” performance
Placido Domingo canceled his appearance in Tuesday night’s Florida Grand Opera gala performance of Luisa Fernanda, due to a serious infection that has disabled his vocal chords.
La rondine

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Another company premiere
23 Jan 12 / ConcertoNet (English)
Caballero, conductor Tebar lift FGO’s uneven “Rondine”
23 Jan 12 / South Florida Classical Review
Ramon Tebar
Florida Grand Opera's new conductor brings his meticulous spontaneity to Puccini’s “Rondine.”
Ramón Tebar tras el vuelo de La Rondine
"El mundo anda mal pero a la música, la veo bien y si tuviera más presencia, el mundo andaría mejor. Por eso soy músico, porque apuesto por ella"
Cyrano

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Cyrano swashbuckles into our hearts
7 May 11 / ConcertoNet (English)
Florida Grand Opera's 'Cyrano' soars
26 Apr 11 / Sun-Sentinel
Cyrano swashbuckles into our hearts
26 Apr 11 / ConcertoNet (English)
DiChiera’s impassioned music makes FGO’s “Cyrano” take flight
25 Apr 11 / South Florida Classical Review
David DiChiera's Cyrano
To enter into David DiChiera’s space as he talks opera shop is to risk being pulled into his world, rapt by a tractor beam emitting a constant flow of music theater load.
Don Giovanni

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Ding, dong, the letch is dead
19 Apr 11 / ConcertoNet (English)
Florida Grand Opera’s terrific cast delivers the Mozartian goods with an imaginative Franco-era “Don Giovanni”
18 Apr 11 / South Florida Classical Review
Sex and sword fights done right
18 Apr 11 / Miami New Times
Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 4

A quirky, clever production
26 Jan 11 / South Florida Gay News
Florida Grand Opera's The Tales of Hoffmann delivers punch-drunk love
25 Jan 11 / Miami New Times
Soprano successfully dons four 'Hoffmann' hats
25 Jan 11 / Sun-Sentinel
An inspired Futral and fine cast overcome the distractions in FGO’s mostly successful “Hoffmann”
24 Jan 11 / South Florida Classical Review
Turandot

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 3

FGO’s production is a return to the tradition of grand opera
17 Nov 10 / South Florida Gay News
Ridiculous and beautiful
16 Nov 10 / Miami New Times
Florida Grand Opera opens season with lavish, richly sung “Turandot”
15 Nov 10 / South Florida Classical Review
Turandot, el ``hielo que quema'' a Ramón Tebar
Popularizada gracias al aria Nessun Dorma la espectacularidad musical y escénica rivalizan en Turandot, ópera inconclusa de Puccini que inaugurará la temporada de la Florida Grand Opera.
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Fine singing upstaged–again–by crude stage direction in FGO’s “Barber”
24 Feb 10 / South Florida Classical Review
Suor Angelica

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Two operas about the perils of sex
25 Nov 09 / Miami New Times
Pagliacci

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Two operas about the perils of sex
25 Nov 09 / Miami New Times
Lakmé

Florida Grand Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Leah Partridge provides fleeting sparks in lackluster “Lakme”
23 Feb 09 / South Florida Classical Review
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FGO to offer a varied and venturesome 2017-18 season
Florida Grand Opera will span the centuries in its 2017-18 season, from a 1762 German work to an opera by a Mexican composer that premiered in 1996.
1 Mar 2017 / South Florida Classical Review
Tale of Cuban poet among the offerings in FGO’s 2016-17 season
Florida Grand Opera has announced the schedule for its 2016-17 season.
16 Feb 2016 / South Florida Classical Review
Florida Grand Opera set to launch its 75th anniversary season
Over a tumultuous 75 years, Florida Grand Opera has seen its share of highs and lows.
10 Nov 2015 / South Florida Classical Review
Florida Grand Opera closes season in the black
In an unexpected and positive announcement after a financially challenging season, Florida Grand Opera said Friday that it will close its 2015 fiscal year in the black, avoiding a deficit for the first time sin
30 May 2015 / South Florida Classical Review
Florida Grand Opera receives anonymous donation
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the organization will be able to bring its 2015-16 Season performances to the Broward Center of the Performing Arts next year.
18 Feb 2015 / Broadway World