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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...

    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...

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    Music Madama Butterfly: Puccini’s classic opera, presented by Florida Grand Opera, is the story of the marriage of an American naval officer to a young Japanese geisha girl. The result is a tragic culture clash. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Adrienne Arsht...

    Opera soloist discusses motherhood on the road

    Opera soloist discusses motherhood on the road
    When Kelly Kaduce steps on the Florida Grand Opera stage this November, she will portray a Japanese geisha named Cio-Cio-San who falls in love with an American soldier during the performance of Madama Butterfly. But, when the stage lights go out and the...