Florida Grand Opera Announces New Details for Winter Concert Tour

By Francisco Salazar

Florida Grand Opera has announced a Winter Concert Tour.

 First up is “Songfest: From the Page to the Stage.”The concert will feature FGO Studio Artists, the second concert of the SongFest series at the Riviera Presbyterian Church in Coral Gables and at the Center for Spiritual Living in Oakland Park.

Drawing from the works of authors like William Shakespeare, Alexander Pushkin, and Sir Walter Scott and composers like Charles Gounod, Pytor Illich Tchaikovsky, and Gaetano Donizetti, the concert will showcase selections from “The Marriage of Figaro,” “Carmen,” “Lucia di Lammermoor,” “Eugene Onegin,” “Romeo et Juliette,” and more.

Performance Dates: Feb. 16 & 18, 2024

Florida Grand Opera’s immensely popular Zarzuela concert series is back with “Zarzuela with Cuba en zarzuela y canción,” an afternoon of favorites celebrating Cuban musical tradition.

The concert will feature Cuban-American Metropolitan Opera soprano Eglise Gutiérrez, Yetzabel Arias, Megan Barrera, Marinel Cruz, Laura DeMare, Ray Gonzalez, Mabel Ledo, Armando Naranjo, Gerardo Ortega, Maria Aleida Rodriguez Reyes, Felix Spengler, and members of the elite Florida Grand Opera Studio Artist Program and Studio Faculty Coach/Pianist Jared Peroune at the keyboard. Repertoire includes popular songs and selections from works like Maria La O, María Belén Chacón, Cecilia Valdés, Amalia Battista, Lola Cruz, and more. The concert will be held at the Cuban Hebrew Congregation in Miami Beach.

Performance Date: Feb. 25, 2024

Florida Grand Opera Studio Artists will serenade audiences with classic songs and scenes from Broadway’s Golden Age in “Drop the Mic! Broadway Musicals Without Microphones.”

The concert will feature Florida Grand Opera Studio Artists soprano Sara Kennedy, soprano Hayley Lipke, mezzo-soprano Taylor-Alexis DuPont, tenor Joseph McBrayer, baritone Joseph Canuto Leon, and bass-baritone Keith Klein.

The concert will be performed at the Riviera Presbyterian Church in Coral Gables and the Center for Spiritual Living in Oakland Park.

Performance Date: March 15 & 17, 2024