FGO plans safety-first lineup for 2012-13 season
Florida Grand Opera will present a conservative lineup of populist favorites in its 2012-13 season reflecting the company’s continuing financial travails in the wake of the difficult economy.
The season will open November 17 with Puccini’s La Boheme. Ailyn Perez stars as the tubercular Mimi with Arturo Chacon-Cruz—currently appearing in Romeo et Juliette at Palm Beach Opera—as Rodolfo.
Mozart’s The Magic Flute will follow January 26 with Andrew Bidlack as Tamino and Jonathan Michie as Papageno. The rest of the cast is TBA.
Bellini’s La sonnambula returns February 9 in the company’s acclaimed 2007 production. Rachele Gilmore will star as Amina with Michele Angelini as Elvino, and Renata Scotto directing once again. This production will not travel to Fort Lauderdale.
The season will close with Verdi’s La Traviata, opening April 20. All casting has yet to be announced.
Ramon Tebar, the company’s new music director, will conduct three of the four productions with Andrew Bisantz helming the Magic Flute performances. fgo.org; 800-741-1010.
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