By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer The satisfaction of a good opera performance is equal to that of a delicious meal. In this regard, the Florida Grand Opera’s La Traviata is nothing less than a banquet. Verdi’s immortal work is underpinned by the lavish and ultra-traditional FGO production unveiled in 2008; a fine example [...]
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By Alejandra Serna, Florida Grand Opera When venturing into a new restaurant or type of cuisine, people tend to go for the samplers, which let you try out a variety of items to determine what you like and don’t like. What if you could do the same with opera? Operatic tapas, if you will? That’s [...]
If you ever wanted to dress up as your favorite dead poet, it’s time to drag out your Gertrude Stein, Robert Frost and Hafez costumes for O, Miami’s “Poetry is Dead” parade. The parade
The rapid decline of newspapers and print publications, due to over-optimistic ideas of revenues colliding head-on with the rise of the Internet and a semi-depression, has been well-documented. But it also hit hard in ways that many couldn’t imagine. As staff and pages were cut, what became palpable was that cultural arts coverage was [...]
The Daniel Lewis Miami Dance Sampler was a mixed bag of performances that introduced audiences to contemporary dance, ballet, new flamenco and traditional African dance forms. The performances, billed as six- to eight-minute samplers, highlighted the scope of dance
By Chris Quinn, Borsht Corp Starting today, we are going to be posting videos from the Borscht vault online for the world to see. We will release a new one every few weeks or so for the rest of the year. Most will be accompanied by an essay from someone we like. In honor of [...]
During dancer and choreographer Marissa Alma Nick‘s April residency at Inkub8 (a Knight Arts grantee), Nick has developed what she terms Phase I of “Qualia”—an uninterrupted four-part performance that merges the arts of screen-dance, live performance, sound
In a few days, Nadine Sierra is bound for Italy, where she’ll be singing in the oldest continuously operating opera house in Europe. There in the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, which opened in 1737 and whose house composers have included Giaochino Rossini and Gaetano Donizetti, she’ll sing four performances beginning May 18 of [...]
If you ever wanted to get a tattoo while listening to poetry, then rush over to the Broken Shaker on Friday, April 26th at 7:30 p.m., when Tom Healy and Kevin Young will read their poetry
“Democracy runs on empowerment. If a population doesn’t feel empowered, it won’t exercise its rights. Making art makes us feel human, and to feel human is to feel capable of anything.” —P. Scott Cunningham, founder of the O, Miami Poetry Festival. For P. Scott Cunningham, poetry means fun, truth, democracy and empowerment. That’s why he [...]