Carmen, love without law
The new season of the Florida Grand Opera, in its 75th anniversary, was inaugurated with the Georges Bizet’s masterpiece: Carmen. Carmen. Bizet died of a heart attack on June 3rd, 1875 at 36 years old, without knowing how successful Carmen would be.
The power of seduction, erotism, gypsy beauty and free love in a Sevillian atmosphere, come into play. The four acts fascinate the audience.
The mezzo-soprano María José Montiel, from Madrid, is in charge of playing the captivating main character, together with an all-star cast. The musical production includes a flamenco troupe; and it is directed by José Ramón Tebar, with set design by Bernardo Uzán.
“Love is a gypsy’s child; it has never, never known the law.”, This is one of the most significant phrases of this love and heartbreaking story. It presents the universal language of life and death, love and the quest for freedom by a loved one, and the price to be paid for it.
The opera season 2016-2017 in Adrienne Arsht Center also presents the Russian Opera Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky, following the adaptation of the book Before Night Falls that tells the life of the Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas, script by Jorge Martín. Finally, the fascinating opera of all times A Masked Ball by Giuseppe Verdi.
Miami has a place for the Grand Opera. The room, the acoustics, the staging, the lyrical and musical quality can make you forget that you are in a beach town. Furthermore, you can buy tickets from $20 to $500.
Carmen by George Bizet
Miami Nov 12- 19
Fort Lauderdale Dec 1-3
Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky
Miami Jan 28,29,31 Feb 3,4
Fort Lauderdale Feb 9,11
Before Night Falls
Miami Mar 18,19,21,24,25
A Masked Ball by Giuseppe Verdi
Miami Apr 29,30 May 2,5,6
Fort Lauderdale May 11,13