FGO Double Bill

Leoncavallo's PAGLIACCI and Puccini's SUOR ANGELICA

Florida Grand Opera will open its 69th season this coming Saturday, November 14, with a double-bill of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and Puccini’s Suor Angelica featuring the outstanding American soprano Kelly Kaduce singing both Nedda in Pagliacci and Sister Angelica in Puccini’s gripping musical drama.

Florida Grand Opera Resident Conductor Andrew Bisantz will conduct the double-bill. He made his FGO main-stage debut in 2006 conducting performances of Carmen, and has subsequently led FGO performances of Manon Lescaut, La bohème and La Cenerentola. He made his Glimmerglass Opera debut in 2004, conducting Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience, and in 2005 conducted Massenet’s Le portrait de Manon, which was subsequently broadcast on NPR.

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Epicure Sunny Isles Beach Goes Social

And on this early November twilight, social was exactly the scene. Seated in the piazza were an array of personalities and languages: a couple speaking French while sharing a bottle of wine; a Russian group of men; varied Spanish dialects; Swedes; a few from Israel; two men with Nordic features.

Several dog owners were out and about. A family with a greyhound walked through the square and took a seat at an empty table; a woman’s poodle whoofed fervently to captivated children – a bark certainly louder than the bite.

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Italian Touch at Tod’s

Luxury Italian leather shoe and accessories brand Tod’s hosted a fête in honor of the South Florida debut of “Italian Touch,” a limited edition book from Tod’s that celebrates the natural elegance of the Italian lifestyle through photographs of people and quintessential moments in time. Tod’s CEO Marco Giacometti welcomed the evenings hosts Miky and Leticia Grendene, owners of Casa Tua; Jason and Michelle Rubell, Miami’s leading art collectors; and Nino Pernetti, owner of Caffe Abbracci to celebrate la dolce vita, Tod’s style. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit The Diabetes Research Institute.

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