FGO unveils a 2022-23 season heavy on comedy

By Lawrence Budmen

Florida Grand Opera will open its 2022-2023 season in November with a Miami-centic updating in Spanish of Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto. Photo: FGO

Florida Grand Opera’s 2022-2023 season will feature four comedies and a pillar of the grand opera repertoire. “We felt that Miami and Broward County were ready for some comedy and beloved favorites,” general director Susan Danis said in a released statement.

The season opens with El Matrimonio Secreto, which will be presented in a new Spanish-language version of the Italian comedy Il Matrimonio Segreto (The Secret Marriage) by Domenico Cimarosa. Part of the company’s Made for Miami series, this new specially commissioned adaptation is set in the Cuban diaspora of 1980s Miami Beach. Performances are in Miami only November 12-17 at the Arht Center.

A double bill of two one-act works takes the stage January 28-February 2 at the Arsht Center and February 9-11 at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, best known for the aria “O mio babbino caro,” is paired with American composer Michael Ching’s Buoso’s Ghost, a sequel which picks up the story of the conniving Donati family where Puccini’s opera left off.

Puccini’s ever-popular Tosca takes the Arsht stage March 18-23 and will be heard in Broward April 13-15. The season concludes with Rossini’s opera buffa The Barber of Seville April 28-May 4 at the Arsht and May 18-20 at the Broward Center.

All casting is TBA. fgo.org

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