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Oddly, for all the technical artistry that the assembled talents are displaying in Florida Grand Opera’s thoroughly satisfying 10th run at Georges Bizet’s deathlessly popular masterwork, it is the imaginative touches of director Bernard Uzan and his insistence that they singers act that makes this edition memorable.
Florida Grand Opera’s shattering production of Mieczyystaw Weinberg’s The Passenger. explains why opera exists and what it can be.
The Passenger, composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s operatic treatment of the Holocaust and its aftermath, will be a heavy enterprise, in a number of ways, when it makes its area debut April 2-9. The Florida Grand Opera will present The Passenger at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.
Florida Grand Opera’s infrequently mounted Norma, a marathon challenge for sopranos, is a superbly executed triumph that melds technical mastery and gut-wrenching emotion.
Even the Bugs Bunny The Barber of Seville (which gets a subtle nod in Florida Grand Opera’s new outing) never featured the tenor and baritone-bass dueling with a plumber’s plunger and a toilet bowl brush.
Florida Grand Opera’s production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Consul is somehow far more emotionally potent than fairy tale stories of ancient star-crossed Egyptian beauties and 19th century abandoned Japanese naifs wailing repetitively in languages you don’t understand.
The audience is not likely to be emotionally transported by the Florida Grand Opera’s production of Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers, but the skills of the principal singers exuding unusually convincing passion make the evening worth a visit
The Florida Grand Opera will continue to perform in Broward County next season. The financially-challenged FGO did not quite raise the $600,000 that officials said they needed. Vut an anonymous philanthropist who volunteered last month to match individual donors’ funds has agreed also to make up the $15,620 shortfall.
Florida Grand Opera has extended its deadline two weeks to raise enough money to continue performing next season at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
At the end of Florida Grand Opera’s beautifully performed and comical edition of the Mozart farce Cosi Fan Tutte, you’ll want to take the heroes into a dark alley and beat them with a two-by-four.
By successfully depicting the sadistic emotional vise that the heroines are crushed in, director Bernard Uzan and a glorious cast intentionally or unintentionally gut the opera’s blithe misogynistic ethos.