1. Come one hour before curtain for the fun, free pre-show lecture by FGO’s very own Matt Cooksey, Director of Artistic Administration.
Matt is the stage director behind last season’s hilarious Barber of Seville and this season’s La bohème, and he’s a font of fun facts about all things opera. It’s a great way to enhance your enjoyment of the show!
2. Get a free photo taken on our special Traviata set in the lobby of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Use the provided props for extra fun! Then, watch our Facebook page to see your photos posted. Tag yourself and DM us with your email address to receive a high-resolution file.
3. Look for our roving videographer and tell her what you think about the opera! Your interview may be shared on our social media, so you might become internet famous. 😉
4. Why sit in traffic when you could sit comfortably in the theater and enjoy a free TalkBack with Florida Grand Opera’s Music and Production senior staff? This is your opportunity to ask specific questions about the show or general questions about opera. The TalkBack takes place on the orchestra level immediately after curtain call.
5. Enjoy the main event! The score is Verdi’s most romantic with tune after tune you’ll walk out humming. The singing is fantastic. South Florida Classical Review called it “fresh and impassioned.” Schmopera.com applauded it as “nothing short of a transcendent experience.” Style and Polity Magazine praised its “passion and sumptuousness.” The sets and costumes are gorgeous. There is spectacular dancing, FGO’s amazing chorus, and the rich, passionate sound of the FGO orchestra. Experience La traviata at Florida Grand Opera — it’s a night you’ll never forget.