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FIU Music Festival 2022: Gala Concert with Santa Fe Opera Stars

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Friday, October 28, 2022 at 7:30pm

Comber Hall 1251 Palermo Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Santa Fe & Miami musicians will sweep you off your feet with an evening of music by Italian opera composers! The Wertheim School of Music & Performing Arts is proud to partner with famed #1 Summer Opera Festival in the country, Santa Fe Opera, for an enchanted evening of opera and hors d'oeuvres.

Love Bel Canto? Come celebrate some of the most Italian famous opera arias written from Rossini to Bellini along with opera choruses from Donizetti and Verdi! Accompanied by the FIU Chamber Orchestra, led by Javier Jose Mendoza.


Did you know?

In 2021, our Wertheim School of Music partnered with the Santa Fe Opera for a new one-act opera based upon the life of Hamer called “Is This America?” The full work, "This Little Light of Mine," was commissioned by the Santa Fe Opera, as part of the Opera for All Voices program. “Is This America?” is one of several works through which opera companies, organizations and educational institutions have begun exploring questions of race, personal history, social justice and civil rights. Read more here.


About Santa Fe Opera

The Santa Fe Opera’s mission is to advance the operatic art form by presenting ensemble performances of the highest quality in a unique setting with a varied repertoire of new, rarely performed, and standard works; to ensure the excellence of opera’s future through apprentice programs for singers, technicians and arts administrators; and to foster an understanding and appreciation of opera among a diverse public.

Casts are drawn from the world’s most talented singers, and production teams of conductors, directors and designers are international as well. Many singers whose names are now found on the rosters of the world’s leading opera houses began their careers in Santa Fe. They include William Burden, Joyce DiDonato, Michael Fabiano, Brandon Jovanovich, Kate Lindsey, Jay Hunter Morris, Susanna Phillips and numerous other opera luminaries.

To date, the company has presented over 2,000 performances of 177 operas by 90 composers spanning five centuries of opera, creating a legacy of 45 American premieres and 17 world premieres. This year, the company celebrates its 65th Festival season.

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