Florida Grand Opera Winter Performances

Florida Grand Opera Winter
 Season: Jan 22 – Mar 27

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) announced its upcoming Season of Specials and Shorts. It is a season designed to provide live performance experiences while adhering to CDC requirements for social distancing with the ultimate goal of keeping both the audience and the company members healthy and safe. “Even in this time of COVID and other calamities, our need for music and art is ever-present. We have consulted with the experts, and after a successful Fall season of concerts, we are pleased to be presenting a Collection of Specials and Shorts. We are excited to be performing in different theaters and venues throughout Miami Dade and Broward counties. Intimate yet socially distanced spaces that are perfect for a unique storytelling experience,” said General Director and CEO, Susan T. Danis.  


Performances: Sat, Jan 30 at 8 pm and Sun, Jan 31 at 3 pm

The season opens with Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers. The opera portrays a family and their struggle to connect. It is a poignant American opera with soaring melodies and heartbreaking musical moments. This intimate, 90-minute chamber opera takes place over three decades during the AIDS crisis. Each section of the opera looks back on the events during a specific December between a mother and her two adult children. As family secrets are revealed, resentment grows, and relationships are tested. This modern masterpiece has been in the Top Ten most performed North American works since 1991. 

Tickets: $65 each. Purchase all three operas and save 20%. 

Performances: Sat, Feb 13 at 8pm and Sun, Feb 14 at 3 pm

New York Stories is composed by Daron Hagen, with a libretto by Hagen and Barbara Grecki. It presents three intimate vignettes based on real experiences living in the big apple. The opera is musically conversational, with the first skit being fiery and romantic, following a woman in the Upper West Side of Manhattan and an Italian immigrant who arrives to do maintenance work, but ends up sharing a romantic moment. The second is the story of an Upper East Side woman who gets a surprise visit from her brother. The third depicts a warm, domestic self-portrait of a composer and his spouse, who are new parents, and their attempt to put their infant son to sleep.  

Tickets: $65 each. Purchase all three operas and save 20%. 

Performances: Sat, Mar 20 at 8 pm and Sun, Mar 21 at 3 pm

The opera portion of the season wraps up with a double bill. Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti paints an intimate picture of the troubled marriage of a young suburban couple, Sam and Dinah, and their longing for love and the ability to communicate. As we follow their journey, Dinah sings one of the most famous mezzosoprano arias, “What a movie!” depicting the movie Trouble in Tahiti she saw. Emerging into a dreamlike sequence in which she immediately feels embarrassed for even conjuring the fantasy, we understand the yearning to escape within all of us. 

Signor Deluso is an comic-buffo one-act opera by composer and librettist Thomas Pasatieri. The opera contains love melodies, musical patter, with confrontations and harmonies of resolution. It is loosely based on Molière’s 1660 comedy The Imaginary Cuckold. This piece resonates with vivacious, over-the-top comedic characters, familial expectations, and exuberant lovers, all leaping to wrong conclusions. 

Tickets: $65 each. Purchase all three operas and save 20%. 

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