Catalina Cuervo, Elizabeth Caballero & Angela Brown Highlight Florida Grand Opera’s Winter 2021 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Florida Grand Opera has announced the schedule and cast for its upcoming winter season.

The FGO began its winter season with Jake Heggie’s “Three Decembers.” The 90-minute chamber opera takes place over three decades during the AIDS crisis. Emily Pulley, Amanda Sheriff, and Efraín Solís star with Gregory Buchalter conducting.

Performance Dates: Dec. 30 & 31, 2021

Daren Hagen’s “New York Stories” featuring a libretto by Hagen and Barbara Grecki will be the second production. The opera presents three intimate vignettes based on real people’s experiences living in the big apple. The production stars Stephanie Doche, Michael Miller, and Amanda Sheriff. Andrew Bisantz conducts.

Performance Dates: Feb. 13 & 14, 2021

The winter series will end with a double bill featuring Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti” and Pasatieri’s “Signor Deluso.” 

Performance Dates: March 20 & 21, 2021

Special Events 

Elizabeth Caballero headlines “A Special Evening of Zarzuela.”

Performance Date: Feb. 5, 2021

The company is set to present “Opera from a Sistah’s Point of View.” The evening will be presented at the historic Hampton House with the Two-time Grammy-Award winner Angela Brown as she shares with us her experiences as an opera singer of color.

Performance Date: Feb. 28, 2021

The FGO will present “An Evening of Spirituals, Jazz, and Opera,” a combined experience featuring Spirituals, Jazz, and Opera performed by two talented studio Artists.

Performance Date: March 13, 2021

Catalina Cuervo will present “A Tribute to Latin-American Composers” featuring music by Daniel Catán, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Jaime León, Astor Piazzolla, and other composers from throughout South America.

Performance Date: March 26, 2021