WATCH SYNOPSIS OF THE WORLDS GREATEST OPERAS PERFORMED BY THE FLORIDA GRAND OPERA TO UNDERSTAND THE STORIES AND ENHANCE YOUR APPRECIATION
Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Consul
Libretto by the composer
A devoted wife collides with the bureaucracy of a police state while trying to obtain an exit visa for her family.
The suspenseful opera will surprise you with several magical touches and a melodic score in which love, hope,
and redemption all play their part. Don’t miss this riveting Florida Grand Opera premiere and see why it ran for
eight months on Broadway!
Winner, NY Drama Critics’ Award for Best Musical, Pulitzer Prize for Music, Tony Award
“Top 10 Musical Event for 2015” –The Miami Herald
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Two young soldiers disguise their identities to test their lovers’ fidelity in this Mozart masterpiece. This sublime and sometimes startling mix of hilarious farce and poignant drama returns to our stage in a production designed to delight and entertain.
Justin Moss from the Florida Grand Opera is a expert in opera history and he tells us the history of Mozart and how he came to compose Cosi fan tutte and the synopsis of the story. Next we went to see the rehearsal in the opera’s rehearsal building for the upcoming production and it was fantastic.
You will see snippets of the rehearsal along side of the explanation. Even though the actor/singers are rehearsing in their street clothes the performance was enthralling. I can’t wait to see opening night when they are in their fabulous costumes.
A Japanese geisha catches the fancy of a caddish American naval officer. She crosses cultural boundaries to become his bride and grapples with a serious dilemma while faithfully awaiting his long delayed return. Puccini’s tale of tradition, romance, sacrifice, and yearning is one of the world’s most beloved operas.
This video is the pre-performance talk explaining some history and details of the opera by Justin Moss, FGO Managing Director of Marketing and communications.
FLORIDA GRAND OPERA – MADAME BUTTERFLY