Tag: Opera

Before Night Falls | Reflections on the Life of Reinaldo Arenas with Music from Jorge Martín’s Opera

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Ruth K. & Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series
Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs

Before Night Falls
Reflections on the Life of Reinaldo Arenas with Music from Jorge Martín’s Opera Before Night Falls

Sunday, February 5, 2017 | 3 PM | Coral Gables Congregational Church (Main Sanctuary) | 3010 de Soto Blvd, Coral Gables

Join the Florida Grand Opera and the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a special presentation exploring the life and times of Cuban writer and dissident Reinaldo Arenas. The event will feature spoken narratives and music from the opera Before Night Falls by Cuban American composer Jorge Martín. Based on Arenas’ famous memoir, the opera follows his life from childhood poverty in the Cuban countryside to his emigration to the United States in the 1980 Mariel boatlift and his last decade in New York City. The work traces his trials and tribulations as a political prisoner disillusioned by the Cuban Revolution and persecuted by the Castro regime as a dissident writer and homosexual who was forced to smuggle his manuscripts abroad for publication. The opera premiered in 2010 to critical acclaim.

Featuring

Jorge Duany, Director, FIU Cuban Research Institute

Uva de Aragon, Author

Rich Denis, Heritage Program Director, Coming Out Cuba Foundation

Florida Grand Opera Young Artists

 

Sponsored by the Florida Grand Opera and supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Co-sponsored by the FIU Cuban Research Institute, FIU Department of Modern Languages, FIU Honors College, FIU Spanish & Mediterranean Studies Program, TotalBank Distinguished Speaker Series, Coral Gables Congregational Church and Coming Out Cuba Foundation.

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please click here

For more information, please call 305-348-7266.

“Shakespeare Opera Scenes” presented by the FIU Opera Workshop

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The FIU Opera Workshop presents popular scenes, arias, and ensembles from various operas including Berlioz, Bernstein, Gounod, Nicolai, Verdi and many more. Directed by Robert B. Dundas.

$10 at the door | $8 online | $8 FIU Faculty/Staff/Alumni | $5 Student

Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Rd. Miami Beach, FL 33139

FIU Opera Theatre Presents: Venus and Adonis

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Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center

10910 SW 17th St. Miami, FL 33199

$15 at the door | $13 Online | $10 FIU Alumni/Faculty/Staff | $5 Student

John Blow’s Venus and Adonis, a collaborative opera-theatre production between the FIU School of Music and the Department of Theatre featuring the Collegium Musicum with a special guest appearance by members of the Conchita Espinosa Academy Children’s Chorus.

Venus and Adonis is a one-act opera based on the poem of the same name by William Shakespeare. The production’s unique interpretation explores the values of classical mythology through the lens of 21st-century pop culture.

FIU Opera Theatre Presents: Venus and Adonis

VenusAdonisprices-smol

Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center

10910 SW 17th St. Miami, FL 33199

$15 at the door | $13 Online | $10 FIU Alumni/Faculty/Staff | $5 Student

John Blow’s Venus and Adonis, a collaborative opera-theatre production between the FIU School of Music and the Department of Theatre featuring the Collegium Musicum with a special guest appearance by members of the Conchita Espinosa Academy Children’s Chorus.

Venus and Adonis is a one-act opera based on the poem of the same name by William Shakespeare. The production’s unique interpretation explores the values of classical mythology through the lens of 21st-century pop culture.