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  • Sexiness on the beach: Florida Grand Opera's 'The Pearl Fishers'

    Sexiness on the beach: Florida Grand Opera's 'The Pearl Fishers'
    More than a decade before his iconic opera "Carmen," a 24-year-old Georges Bizet created a sensuous story of a deadly love triangle set on a "wild beach" in Ceylon, "The Pearl Fishers," the penultimate production in Florida Grand Opera's 2014-2015 season. This Gordian knot of lust, friendship and betrayal plays out against a sumptuous backdrop of jungles, mountains and ruined temples, and the Sarasota Opera production promises to be a "fantastical" journey. Opening night on Feb. 28 will see conductor Anthony Barrese making his first FGO appearance, along with debuts by leads Sydney Mancasola, Philippe Talbot and Corey McKern.
  • Marvin David Levy, obsessive opera composer, dies at 82

    Marvin David Levy, obsessive opera composer, dies at 82
    The life of Fort Lauderdale composer Marvin David Levy reads like Greek tragedy, a tale of drama, deceit, obsession and even a prison sentence for conspiracy. Levy, 82, died Feb. 9 at a nursing home in Wilton Manors of complications from a fall suffered...

    Bonnet House: Young Artist Music series begins Jan. 22

    Bonnet House: Young Artist Music series begins Jan. 22
    Bonnet House Museum & Gardens will kick off its 19th Annual Young Artist Music Series Jan. 22 at 7 p.m., with a performance by the University of Miami's Frost Opera Theater. Individual tickets range from $35 to $45 per performance and series tickets...

    Popular Young Artist Music Series at Bonnet House kicks off Jan. 22

    Popular Young Artist Music Series at Bonnet House kicks off Jan. 22
    Bonnet House Museum and Gardens is bringing back its popular Young Artist Music Series. The concert series, in its 19th season, features young talent from regional colleges and theater groups performing at the historic Fort Lauderdale estate. It kicks...

    Florida Grand Opera to open 74th season with 'Madama Butterfly'

    Florida Grand Opera to open 74th season with 'Madama Butterfly'
    From the Broadway musical "Miss Saigon" and the play "M. Butterfly," the story of "Madama Butterfly" has flourished over the past 110 years, despite a disastrous 1904 La Scala premiere. After Giacomo Puccini's rewrote it, the opera went on to become an...