high-notes-and-deep-emotion-dont-miss-fgos-i-pagliacci The cast of Florida Grand Opera's 2024 production of I pagliacci. Photo: Eric Joannes.


Samuel Loetscher

Step into a world of passion, betrayal, and raw emotion as Florida Grand Opera presents I pagliacci, a riveting production that promises to captivate audiences at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, Florida. Opening this Saturday, January 27th, the stage will be graced by the extraordinary talent of Limmie Pulliam, the first Black man to take on the role of Radames in Aida at the Met. Pulliam’s commanding presence and remarkable vocal prowess will be on full display as he steps into the character of Canio, weaving a tale of love and tragedy.

Opposite Pulliam, the stage will be illuminated by the brilliance of soprano Kearstin Piper Brown, a celebrated artist recognized for her enchanting performances in world premieres. Brown, portraying the character of Nedda, brings a depth of emotion and vocal finesse that promises to elevate the production to new heights. Together, Pulliam and Brown form a powerhouse duo, breathing life into the timeless narrative of I pagliacci.

In rehearsal for Florida Grand Opera's 2024 production of I pagliacci. Photo: Eric Joannes.

As the curtain rises the audience will be transported into a world of Italian drama and operatic excellence, with the Adrienne Arsht Center providing the perfect backdrop for this grand spectacle. The synergy between Pulliam and Brown, combined with the lush orchestral arrangements, ensures an immersive experience that transcends the boundaries of time and space.

Don’t miss this opportunity to witness history in the making as Limmie Pulliam and Kearstin Piper Brown take center stage in Florida Grand Opera’s production of I pagliacci. With a perfect blend of talent, emotion, and musicality, this performance promises to be a highlight of the operatic season, leaving audiences spellbound and eager for more. Join us on a journey into the heart of Italian opera as the Adrienne Arsht Center comes alive with the magic of I pagliacci.

Florida Grand Opera’s production of I pagliacci runs January 27-30 in Miami, and February 8-10 in Fort Lauderdale.

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