Opera review

FGO closes season with a dramatic, vividly sung ‘Traviata’


If you go

Florida Grand Opera’s production of ‘La Traviata’ with María Alejandres, Ivan Magrì and Giorgio Caoduro continues Tuesday and Friday at the Arsht Center and May 2 and 5 at the Broward Center. The second cast, featuring Suzanne Vinnik, John Bellemer and Joo Won Kang, performs Wednesday and Saturday in Miami and May 4 in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $11-$175; fgo.org, 800-741-1010.

South Florida Classical Review

Outstanding singers, sumptuous sets and a firm sense of the dramatic created a moving evening of opera in Florida Grand Opera’s opening-night performance of Verdi’s La Traviata at the Arsht Center in Miami.

The Mexican soprano María Alejandres gave a vivid, vocally spectacular performance as Violetta Valéry, the doomed Parisian courtesan who finds love just as death closes in upon her. Singers in the other leading roles fully matched her performance Saturday night, and sets and costumes vividly recreated the world of 19th-century French high society.

Read the review at SouthFloridaClassicalReview.com.

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