Destined for Greatness: THE LEOPARD
The world premiere is being presented by Frost Opera Theater and Frost Symphony Orchestra on March 5th and 6th.
The Frost Opera Theater and Frost Symphony Orchestra in their inaugural appearance at the South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center presents the highly anticipated world premiere opera THE LEOPARD. Metropolitan Opera baritone, Kim Josephson leads an all-star cast including Robynne Redmon, Frank Ragsdale, and Kevin Short and the rising star students of the Frost School of Music. Nine-time Emmy-winning internationally renowned Maestro Gerard Schwarz conducts the Frost Symphony Orchestra.
Based on one of the greatest Italian novels of the 20th century, Il Gattopardo was later adapted to an award-winning feature film starring Burt Lancaster (1963 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner), the opera is the third and last collaboration between composer Michael Dellaira and the late librettist J.D. McClatchy.
Set in Sicily in the year 1860, the opera is told through the eyes of Don Fabrizio Corbera, Prince of Salina (also known as the Leopard). Known for his commanding personality, he is a member of an impoverished Sicilian aristocracy soon to be obsolete. Now facing a society in upheaval, he is forced to choose between decay and progress, and between the downfall of the nobility and the future of his family.
Join the excitement of a world premiere!
Be one of the very first to witness (celebrity singers) world-class artists deliver the anguished drama of the Corbera bloodline as their story unfolds through powerful music and astonishing staging that is destined for the grand opera stages of the world. Tickets start at $20, order in advance for best seating: https://bit.ly/frostleopardpremiere
Dates: Saturday March 5th and Sunday March 6th, 2022
Time: 3 p.m.
Price: $20 to $36
Location: South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay FL 33189