Friday, May 31, 2013

Eglise Gutiérrez And Angela Mortellaro Share Thaïs Role At FGO

Susan Janis: FGO General Director & CEO (Photo: Nick Garcia)
"The 2013-2014 season marks the start of a new vision for Florida Grand Opera (FGO) with provocative repertoire curated by Susan T. Danis, the company’s General Director and CEO. With an unyielding commitment to bringing the highest artistic product to South Florida and limited availability of such productions, FGO has decided to postpone Tristan & Isolde for one season and present Jules Massenet’s Thaïs in its place during the 2013-2014 season. 'Since I accepted the position of General Director of Florida Grand Opera I have stated repeatedly and unequivocally that my goal is to present great opera, including exciting productions with world-class singers and thought-provoking repertoire. This community deserves nothing less,' said Danis. 'We have had to postpone Tristan & Isolde for one season due to the challenge of finding a production that fits the stages both in Miami and in Ft. Lauderdale. With the production team making it a priority to find a great production, we will be able to present Tristan & Isolde in all its glory in 2014-2015.'" [Source] The entire cast list and performance dates are after the jump.

Mortellaro (left) and Gutiérrez (right) have also performed
at Sarasota Opera, where Susan Danis was prior to FGO.
Eglise Gutiérrez Thaïs (May 3, 6, 15, 17)
Angela Mortellaro Thaïs (May 4, 10)
Kristopher Irmiter Athanaël
Martin Nusspaumer Nicias
Adam Lau Palémon
Ramón Tebar Conductor
Renaud Doucet Stage Director

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House
May 3, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. – Opening Night
May 6 & 10, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.
May 4, 2014, matinee at 2 p.m.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts / Au-Rene Theater
May 15 & 17, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.