Tag Archives: Elizabeth Caballero

FGO Hosts Moving If Flawed Tale Of Gay Cuban Poet-Dissident

The true-life narrative in Before Night Falls is profoundly powerful and undeniably affecting: Reinaldo Areneas, the gay Cuban poet, inspired by the beauty of the island but brutally oppressed by the government, escapes to America only to find that the loss of his homeland is as crippling as the loss of freedom had been.

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FGO’s Rarely Performed Puccini La Rondine Benefits From Stirring Lead Actress

Say what you will about artifice and overheated emoting, few art forms other than Harlequin novels can touch opera for depicting idealized love. What fascinates about Florida Grand Opera’s production of Puccini’s rarely-seen La Rondine is how the fantasy of love collides with the realities of social-climbing and the class system

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