Sunday, April 9, 2017 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: North Beach Bandshell
Presented by Florida Grand Opera with support from Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Arts in the Parks. Free!
Accents of Spain – Opera and Offerings Inspired by Spain
Offering you two wonderful performances in one night, “Accents of Spain” promises an exciting evening of favorite operatic performances influenced by Spain!!
Florida Grand Opera proudly presents Carmencita. This condensed opera, or Chopera, features the beloved opera Carmen. Carmen is the classic femme fatale – confident, beautiful, and carefree. When she catches the eye, and the heart, of the naive soldier Don Jose, she has unwittingly sealed her fate in this immortal tale of love, jealousy, and beauty. Set in the lush backdrop of Seville, Spain, Carmen has been one of the most crowd pleasing operas since its incarnation—now Carmencita will be beloved by audiences across South Florida! Performed entirely in English with added dialogues, this performance is perfect for new audiences to opera and opera aficionados alike. Though the opera is reduced to only 45 minutes, you can still hear all the famous hits you love from Carmen and experience all the passion that this opera inspires!
“Accents of Spain” opens by encouraging you to sing along with some of the most popular Zarzuela songs from Spain and South America. Featuring Zarzuela sensations from “Cecilia Valdes” to “Maravilla”, Florida Grand Opera’s spectacular opera divas take you on a musical journey you won’t forget. This evening becomes even more of an extravaganza by featuring fantastic local “Spanish Inspired” food and beverage vendors and ample time to meet and mingle with the opera stars. Come for the opera, stay for the fiesta!