Author: Edward Kliszus

The 50th George London Foundation Competition for American and Canadian Opera Singers

This event is a gift from the legacy of renowned bass-baritone George London (1920-1985). The Competition introduces and welcomes luminaries of the operatic stage to the world. Past winners of this prestigious competition include Renée Fleming, Sondra Radvanovsky, and Dawn Upshaw. 2022c Competition winner Eric Ferring marvelously conveyed the beauty of each subtle impassioned intone of the music in the bel canto style with mastery of messe di voce, phrasing, agility, and sangfroid.

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The Florida Rep presents A Doll’s House – Part 2 by Lucas Knath

Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House – Part 2, is an exploration of the complexity of human emotions, discrete frailty, dreams, ambitions, freedom, and needs emanating from the configuration of the nuclear family, in this instance, with three children and no dog. The four-member cast carried the 90-minute production beautifully, masterfully maintaining their respective roles, engaging the heart and imagination, and taking us with them as they traveled effortlessly in an inventive dreamscape through time.

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West Side Story at the Florida Rep Arcade Theatre

The Florida Rep presents the opening night of West Side Story, its pathos intensified by today’s passing of our beloved bard Stephen Sondheim in what became a celebration of West Side Story’s depiction of a doomed couple we love, akin to Romeo and Juliet, Aida and Radames, and Tristan and Isolde.

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