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The Elixir of Love

Feb 19, 2022 & Feb 20, 2022 - click here for time schedule - Other

The Elixir of Love features one of the greatest belcanto Masterwork of Gaetano Donizetti. Peasant Nemorino tries to gain beautiful Adina’s love with a special elixir. Despite the elixir’s inefficacy, Adina recognizes Nemorino’s affection and declares her true love.

Main Stage | $27-47.

Location

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 ST, Cutler Bay, FL 33189 (Map)

Contact Information

Nicolle Noel Ugarriza

786-573-5300

smdcac.org/events/elixir-love

www.smdcac.org

The World Premiere of The Leopard with the Frost Opera Theater

Mar 5, 2022 & Mar 6, 2022 - at 3:00 PM - English

  • Music by Michael Dellaira and Libretto by J. D. McClatchy
  • Gerard Schwarz, conductor
  • Alan Johnson, music director
  • Jeffrey Buchman, stage director

Featuring Frost Opera Theater students with Kim Josephson, baritone; Robynne Redmon, mezzo-soprano; Frank Ragsdale, tenor, and guest artist Kevin Short.

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The opera is based on the internationally acclaimed 1958 novel Il Gattopardo by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896-1957), a Sicilian aristocrat who chronicled the changes in Sicily during the revolutionary times of the Italian Risorgimento. Lampedusa’s protagonist is Don Fabrizio Corbera, Prince of Salina, and known as “The Leopard” for his commanding personality. A member of an impoverished aristocracy, soon to be obsolete, the Prince reluctantly adjusts to the modern world to guarantee his family’s future and in doing so, sacrifices the happiness of one of them.

Frost Opera Theater and Frost Symphony Orchestra premiere this third opera collaboration by composer Michael Dellaira and poet/librettist J. D. McClatchy, completed shortly before the passing of Mr. McClatchy in 2018. Their previous operatic collaborations included The Secret Agent (2011) and The Death of Webern (2013).

The latter opera was recorded at the Frost School of Music to critical acclaim in 2015 and released on Albany Records in 2016.

More information at website or call.

Location

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 ST, Cutler Bay, FL 33189 (Map)

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