Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark Presents a Season of Grand Opera Opera International to present three masterpieces
MIRAMAR, FL – Passion, betrayal and murder played out to some of the greatest music ever composed comes to the Miramar Cultural Center/Arts Park when it presents the Boca Raton-based Opera International’s season of masterpieces featuring La Bohème, La Traviata and Rigoletto.
“According to the National Endowment for the Arts, more adults view an opera broadcast or listen to a recording than attend a live performance,” said Deputy Director, Camasha Cevieux. “Opera International is producing three of opera’s most beloved works this season and our intimate theater gurantees that each seat is equivalent to the best seats at any of the world’s famed opera houses. With great seats at affordable prices, we invite everyone to thrill to opera live onstage.”
Featuring a full orchestra and chorus, the operas at the Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark will all be sung in Italian and feature projected English translations.
La Bohème, Giacomo Puccini’s enduring tale of love and loss among young struggling artists that served as the inspiration for the Broadway blockbuster Rent, begins the series on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 8 p.m. Two sets of lovers battle jealousies, misunderstandings and fate as they try to find happiness and experience life to the fullest amid the vibrant backdrop of Paris.
One of the greatest operas of all time, Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata pits romance and undying love against family loyalty and social class. When a beautiful young courtesan meets her soulmate, she throws convention to the wind and runs away with him until the consequences of their actions on his reputation leads her to a fateful decision. The opera is presented on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 8 p.m.
The series concludes with Verdi’s tragic Rigoletto on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 8 p.m. A court jester manages to control his rage while catering to his Duke’s whims only until the unscruptulous nobleman turns his roving eye to the jester’s naïve daughter. With a score that includes the Duke’s rousing “La donna e mobile,” Rigoletto features music that has captiavated audiences for generations.
Individual tickets to all performances are $40 and $45 and are available by calling 954-602-4500 or selecting your seat online at www.miramarculturalcenter.org. For group discounts and season subscriptions, call 954-462-0222.
The Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark is located at 2400 Civic Center Place on Red Road, north of Miramar Parkway, in Miramar. Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/MiramarCulturalCenter and on Twitter @MiramarCultural.
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