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A Taste of Rossini

  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 SW Fifth Avenue Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 (map)
The Barber... snip, snip (Photo: Florida Grand Opera)

The Barber... snip, snip (Photo: Florida Grand Opera)

On Saturday, December 5, I will informally share some thoughts on the creation of Rossini's masterpiece of comic opera, The Barber of Seville with Florida Grand Opera at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Since the talks are just before the curtain we'll move our Barber at a fast clip, but there is time for a taste of two wines as well. Just as Rossini’s music is cast in a light, comic vein that masks a deeper profundity, so we can find the same elements in wine, and raise a glass to Rossini's eternal genius. 

The pre-concert talk is part of a limited availability package offered by the Broward Center and Florida Grand Opera that includes my talk as well as an earlier talk about Barber of Seville by FGO's terrific presenter Justin Moss at 6:30, access to Intermezzo Lounge with drinks, appetizers and dessert and tickets to the opera performances all bundled together at a great discount. This is a wonderful way to see the FGO production of one of the opera world's most enjoyable productions.

To quote the Broward Center, "This very limited offer is nearly 30 percent off the normal retail cost, and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Packages start as low as $32 per person. As a tribute to the evening, the Intermezzo Lounge will also offer some Spanish tapas, as well as other wines, beer and sodas, coffees and desserts. Top-shelf drinks are served for $5. The Intermezzo Lounge is open to guests who have purchased the package, beginning one hour prior to the performance and during intermission." The package is part of the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District project. 

In my opinion, this is one of the best ticket deals in town. To book, simply go to


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