April Special Events & Community Performances by Florida Grand Opera

Apr. 5, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Concert under the Stars: Bonnet House Museum
Enjoy an evening of classic operatic selections by FGO’s Young Artists Studio at the Bonnet House Museum - 900 N. Birch Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 33304. Tickets start at $35 and include wine, canapés, coffee and dessert are. Click here for details - http://www.bonnethouse.org/calendar

Apr. 9, 6:30 pm 
An Evening with Roméo: meet & greet with tenor Sébastien Guèze
Come to the Alliance Française and meet Roméo! Tenor Sébastien Guèze, who sings the lead role in our current production of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, will join Conductor Joseph Mechavich, Stage Director David Lefkowich, and FGO’s Justin Moss in a discussion of the work. The Alliance Française is located at 618 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33130. For more information, please call the Alliance at 305-370-3271.

Apr. 14, 7:00 pm
Opera Preview: Wynwood Second Saturday Art Walk [FREE]
Join the Young Artists of Florida Grand Opera for Second Saturday Art Walk in Wynwood. The artists will be performing selections from the popular opera Roméo et Juliette, opening at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts on April 21. Enjoy an evening of music, art installations, and complimentary drinks by Herradura tequila [additional drink sponsors?] at the Dorsch Gallery - 151 Northwest 24th Street, Miami, FL 33127. Click here to RSVP - http://tickets.fgo.org/Tickets/EventDetails.aspx?id=1005

Apr. 21, 11:00 am
Read Along, Sing a Song: Little Red Riding Hood [FREE]
Join us for this FREE children’s literacy program incorporating music, held at the Pinecrest Branch – 5835 SW 111 St., Pinecrest, FL 33156. RSVP with Cerise Sutton at csutton@fgo.org or 305-854-1643.

Apr. 21, 7 pm
OPENING NIGHT: Roméo et Juliette
Roméo et Juliette opens at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts featuring the beautiful Mexican soprano María Alejandres and French tenor Sébastien Guèze. Click here for details and tickdets - For tickets - http://tickets.fgo.org/Tickets/EventDetails.aspx?id=871

Apr. 28, 11 am – 12 pm
Read Along, Sing a Song: Papageno [FREE]
Join us for this FREE children’s literacy program incorporating music, held at the South Regional Library – 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL, 33024. RSVP with Cerise Sutton at csutton@fgo.org or 305-854-1643.


About Florida Grand Opera

Florida Grand Opera was formed in June 1994 by the merger of Greater Miami Opera, founded in 1941, and The Opera Guild Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, founded in 1945.  Celebrating its 71th year of continuous performances during the 2011-2012 season, Florida Grand Opera stands as one of the oldest performing arts organizations in Florida.  In addition to producing standard repertoire, Florida Grand Opera also presents lesser known operas, as well as commissions and produces new operas – all productions featuring projected translations in English and Spanish. Annually, main stage performances are attended by nearly 70,000 people, and education and outreach programs serve over 20,000 members of the community.  FGO offers several highly successful outreach and educational programs, including its internationally-recognized Young Artist Studio.            
Florida Grand Opera, recognized for funding by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding is also provided, in part, by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners and the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council. Program support is provided by the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council.  Florida Grand Opera is a Resident Company of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and a member company of OPERA America. American Airlines is the Official Airline, Intercontinental Miami is the Official Hotel and Steinway & Sons is the Official Piano of Florida Grand Opera. For more information on Florida Grand Opera, visit us at www.FGO.org.

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