(Miami, Florida) October 24, 2018
Florida Grand Opera is pleased to announce the opening production of their 78 season. A favorite in the world of opera, La bohème, starts the season with a heartbreaking, tragic, yet gorgeous bang. The show will run for just over a week—first, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami from November 3 to the 11, and a second, exclusive time at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale on November 15 and 17. It will be sung in Italian with projected translations in English and Spanish.
The opera is based on a novel by Henri Murger—Scenes from the Bohemian Life. The novel follows the lives and (mis)fortunes of a poet, a seamstress, a painter, a musician, a philosopher, and a coquette. The opera can be spotted in a number of popular movies throughout the years, and it even inspired the hit musical, Rent.
For the board of directors at Florida Grand Opera, choosing La bohème to open their season was a no-brainer. “La bohème is a cherished staple of opera for audiences in South Florida,” says General Director and CEO, Susan T. Danis. “Giacomo Puccini is…well known for his soaring melodies, great sense of theater, and rich, atmospheric orchestrations of masterpieces such as Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Turandot, and of course, La bohème.”
Tickets are on sale now, beginning at $15 in Miami and $21 in Fort Lauderdale. They can be purchased at the theaters’ box offices, online at www.FGO.org, by phone at (800) 741-1010, or by email at [email protected]. Don’t miss this opportunity. Buy your tickets soon!