Florida Grand Opera http://wlrn.org en The "Eyes" Have It In Florida Grand Opera's "Thais" http://wlrn.org/post/eyes-have-it-florida-grand-operas-thais <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The names&nbsp;</span>Barbe<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span>Doucet<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;might not be as widely known as Wagner, Puccini or Verdi -- but their influence is felt in opera houses worldwide.</span></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 07:57:53 +0000 Christine DiMattei 31663 at http://wlrn.org The "Eyes" Have It In Florida Grand Opera's "Thais" The Secret Lives Of Local Opera Singers http://wlrn.org/post/secret-lives-local-opera-singers <p>When you see someone singing onstage at the Florida Grand Opera or the Adrienne Arsht Center, do you think about what goes on behind the scenes -- not just the costumes or the sets, but in the singers' lives?</p><p>Believe it or not, some of South Florida's opera singers work in electrical and mechanical engineering, accounting, education and law enforcement during the day.</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">The Engineers</strong></p><p>Husband and wife Martin Nusspaumer and Maria Antunez&nbsp;worked as engineers in their native Uruguay.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 18:41:22 +0000 Jessica Meszaros 31580 at http://wlrn.org The Secret Lives Of Local Opera Singers Florida Grand Opera Courts Hipsters In South Beach Bar http://wlrn.org/post/florida-grand-opera-courts-hipsters-south-beach-bar <p></p><p>Leave your tuxedo, evening gown and lorgnette at home and come as you are.</p><p>That’s the message from Florida Grand Opera, the Sunshine State’s oldest arts organization.</p><p>“It really is an entertainment for all people, not just folks dripping in diamonds,” says Florida Grand Opera director Susan Danis.&nbsp;</p><p>This is Danis’ first full season as the opera company’s <st1:stockticker w:st="on">CEO</st1:stockticker>. And she’s working hard to disabuse people of the notion that opera is all about zaftig women with braided hair and horn helmets caterwauling onstage.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:14:05 +0000 Christine DiMattei 28461 at http://wlrn.org Florida Grand Opera Courts Hipsters In South Beach Bar The Little Opera That Could: “Mourning Becomes Electra” http://wlrn.org/post/little-opera-could-mourning-becomes-electra <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Even if you’re an opera fanatic, there’s a fair chance you haven’t seen "Mourning Becomes Electra<em>."&nbsp;</em>The opera, written by Broward-based composer Martin David Levy, has only been performed by four companies since its debut in the late ‘60s&nbsp;and never before in the Southeastern U.S.</p><p>It’s even difficult to find music samples on YouTube.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 20:00:53 +0000 Arianna Prothero 23262 at http://wlrn.org The Little Opera That Could: “Mourning Becomes Electra” Symphonies To Sopranos: What To See, Hear In Classical Music http://wlrn.org/post/symphonies-sopranos-what-see-hear-classical-music <p></p><p>Between South Florida&rsquo;s companies and performing arts centers, the classical music calendar can fill up fast.</p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 21977 at http://wlrn.org Symphonies To Sopranos: What To See, Hear In Classical Music TransAtlantic Festival, Florida Grand Opera, Esperanza Spalding and Palm Beach Arts Calendar http://wlrn.org/post/transatlantic-festival-florida-grand-opera-esperanza-spalding-and-palm-beach-arts-calendar <p></p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Ed Bell & Paul Leary 11944 at http://wlrn.org TransAtlantic Festival, Florida Grand Opera, Esperanza Spalding and Palm Beach Arts Calendar 'The Magic Flute' At The Broward Center: A Complete Beginner's Guide http://wlrn.org/post/magic-flute-broward-center-complete-beginners-guide <p>For opera newbies, there's a lot&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">that's surprising&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">about the Florida Grand Opera's production of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Magic Flute</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which arrives this week at the <a href="https://www.browardcenter.org/online/" target="_blank">Broward Center for the Performing Arts</a>. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:01:09 +0000 Arielle Castillo 9591 at http://wlrn.org 'The Magic Flute' At The Broward Center: A Complete Beginner's Guide Extras! Extras! Palm Beach Opera Seeking (Silent) Players http://wlrn.org/post/extras-extras-palm-beach-opera-seeking-silent-players <p></p><p>Ever wanted to be on the operatic stage?</p><p>Now’s your chance – and you don’t even have to carry a tune or know a Gotterdamerung thing about opera.</p><p><a href="http://pbopera.org/contact-us/opportunities/">Palm Beach Opera</a> is expanding its talent pool of supernumeraries (non-singing extras) for its 2013&nbsp;Season.</p><p>The “supers,” as they’re called, perform as guards, maidservants, townsfolk, water sprites, matadors, etcetera, according to the needs of the production.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei 7235 at http://wlrn.org Extras! Extras! Palm Beach Opera Seeking (Silent) Players Conducting Enhanced Moving 'La Bohème' http://wlrn.org/post/conducting-enhanced-moving-la-boh-me <p></p><p></p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:00:00 +0000 WLRN Staff 5049 at http://wlrn.org Conducting Enhanced Moving 'La Bohème'