Florida Grand Opera will serve up a rarely heard Puccini opera beginning Saturday night at the Arsht Center in Miami, showing another side of a composer known to audiences through only his most popular works. While La Rondine lacks the drama of Tosca or the emotional depth of Madama Butterfly, it is a melodic, well-crafted opera that’s pure Puccini through and through.
Making his debut as FGO music director in this performance will be the young Spanish conductor Ramon Tebar, who had previously led well-received company performances of Lucia di Lammermoor and Turandot. The performances, which run Saturday through Feb. 4 at the Arsht Center only, star the local favorite, soprano Elizabeth Caballero and Portuguese tenor Bruno Ribeiro. fgo.org; 800-741-1010
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Wed Jan 18, 2012
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