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FGO marks Verdi bicentennial with ‘Nabucco’


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‘Nabucco’ opens at 7 p.m. Saturday at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center and runs through Feb. 1, moving to the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale Feb. 6-8;

South Florida Classical Review

It’s almost impossible to imagine the world of opera without the music of Giuseppe Verdi, especially this season with opera companies around the world celebrating the bicentennial of his birth. With their intense dramatic sweep, innate lyricism and unforgettable characters, from the tragic La Traviata to the comic Falstaff, Verdi’s operas are perennial audience favorites.

Florida Grand Opera opens its production of Nabucco Saturday at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, offering Florida audiences a chance to see what is generally considered Verdi’s first mature work. The cast includes the distinguished Russian soprano Maria Guleghina in her local debut.

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