Florida Grand Opera delays ‘Tristan and Isolde,’ replaces with ‘Thaïs’

 

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Florida Grand Opera has postponed Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde for a season and will be performing Massanet’s Thaïs in its place for the 2013-2014 season.

The decision to wait was made when the company could not find a production to fit stages in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, General Director Susan T. Danis said.

“Since I accepted the position of General Director of Florida Grand Opera I have stated repeatedly and unequivocally that my goal is to present great opera, including exciting productions with world-class singers and thought-provoking repertoire. This community deserves nothing less,” Danis said.

The French opera Thaïs tells the story of a seductive Egyptian courtesan and a monk whose obsession compromises his virtue. The show will be performed May 3-17 in 2014.

Danis said the company plans to perform Tristan and Isolde “in all its glory” for the 2014-2015 season.

For more information on the change and the upcoming season, visit fgo.org.

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