The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, Inc.

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The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, Inc.
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
Administrative Offices
786-468-2000
Box Office
305-949-6722

The Harder They Come
August 28 – September 13

Thursdays 8:00 PM
Fridays 8:00 PM
Saturdays 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Tickets: $50, $95
A hard-driving, irresistible musical celebration! Young singer Ivan Martin heads to Kingston with dreams of becoming a reggae star, but a corrupt and drug-fueled music industry drives him into a fast and furious life as Jamaica’s most-wanted outlaw and most-celebrated underground star.
Knight Concert Hall

Miami City Ballet
October 23-25, 2009

Company B ? This Paul Taylor masterwork ? last seen here almost a decade ago ? is performed to carefree World War II hits by the Andrews Sisters (?Rum and Coca Cola,? ?Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,? ?Oh, Johnny, Oh!?) contrasted with the melancholy realities of soldiers at war.

October 27 ? November 1, 2009
The Color Purple

Nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical! With a joyous score featuring gospel jazz, pop and the blues. The Color Purple is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alice Walker and the moving film by Steven Spielberg.

Florida Grand Opera
Pagliacci & Suor Angelica
November 14, 18, 20, 22(m), 24, 28, 2009

A nun with a ?past? and a clown?s vengeful act!
Two times the tragedy for one amazing evening of raw emotion

Suor Angelica is a tragic tale of an aristocrat who is sent to a convent as penance for her teenage pregnancy, and out of despair, poisons herself when she learns of the death of her son.
And if that is not enough to tear your heart out?Pagliacci, the famous play-within-a-play, is the story of a clown who makes others laugh while sobbing inside because his unfaithful wife has taken a young lover. His overwhelming jealousy leads to rage, revenge and murder.
The season will open with a double-bill of Leoncavallo?s Pagliacci and Puccini?s Suor Angelica. American soprano Kelly Kaduce will sing both the role of Nedda in Pagliacci and the title role in Suor Angelica in all performances. Kaduce has appeared with Florida Grand Opera in the title role of David Carlson?s Anna Karenina in the 2007 world premiere production and returned this past season as the Countess in Mozart?s The Marriage of Figaro. This summer she will sing the title role in Richard Strauss?s Salome at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Mezzo-soprano Mzia Nioradze will sing the role of the Princess, Suor Angelica?s cruel Aunt. Her recent appearances at the Metropolitan Opera have included the roles of Matryosha in War and Peace, Maddelena in Rigoletto, and Amneris in A?da.

Jay Hunter Morris will sing the demanding tenor role of Canio in Pagliacci. He last appeared with Florida Grand Opera as Alfredo Germont in the 1998 production of La traviata, and since then has been seen as Florestan in Fidelio, Samson in Samson et Dalila, and Canio in Pagliacci, which he has performed with the Atlanta Opera and Houston Grand Opera. Mark Rucker returns to FGO in this production of Pagliacci as Tonio. Since his 1989 Company debut in Il trovatore, he has returned to sing the title roles in Macbeth and Rigoletto, and Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana.

Brian Stokes Mitchell
December 12:00 & 8:00 PM

Dubbed “The Last Leading Man” by The New York Times, Brian Stokes Mitchell is the quintessential musical theatre performer, yet his work on the big and small screens as well as in concert halls around the country has been equally acclaimed.
Knight Concert Hall

Miami City Ballet
December 18-23, 2009
George Balanchine?s The Nutcracker
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Our Nutcracker is a magical treat for young and old. It?s the exciting George Balanchine version, complete with beautiful sets, lavish costumes, dazzling special effects and glorious music. A large cast of talented children accompanies our international ballet stars.

December 30, 2009 ? January 3, 2010
101 Dalmatians

A topsy-turvy new musical full of song, dance and spectacle! 101 Dalmatians is a one-of-a-kind show that will leave everyone cheering.

Miami City Ballet
January 8-10, 2010
?The Golden Section?

For the first time on MCB?s main stages, the Twyla Tharp classic with original music by David Byrne ? it?s pure energy as thirteen dancers in gold costumes sail, soar, and tear through the air of the stage?s golden, glowing light.

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Taken from the hit Rodgeres Slaughter on Tenth Avenue ? Taken from the hit Rodgers and Hart Broadway musical ?On Your Toes?, this story of gangsters, strippers, and attempted murder ? with unusual elements including talking parts and tap dancing ? is a fast-paced and wildly entertaining Balanchine classic.

Florida Grand Opera
Lucia di Lammermoor
January 23, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31(m), 2010

It?s not your typical wedding when the bride brutally stabs the groom!

Eglise Guti?rrez as Lucia.
Donizetti?s gripping tale of unrestrained passion, madness, murder and suicide leaves you reeling in your seats. Great music, spectacular settings and powerful drama makes this one of grand opera?s all time favorites.
Florida Grand Opera?s second production of the season will be Donizetti?s bel canto masterpiece Lucia di Lammermoor. A South Florida favorite soprano, Eglise Guti?rrez, will return in the title role. Guti?rrez?s performances as Violetta in this season?s La traviata were highly acclaimed, and she is quickly becoming a major star. The 2009-10 season will see her debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro del Maggio Musicale in Florence, Teatro Real of Madrid, the Ravinia Festival, the Vancouver Opera and the Greek National Opera. Baritone Mark Walters, seen earlier this season as the elder Germont in La traviata, returns as Enrico Ashton. (Maria Alejandres and Jeremy Kelly perform January 27 & 30.)

March 3-10, 1010
Wicked

Every performance sold out last time Wicked played the Adrienne Arsht Center! Only subscribers to the series are guaranteed tickets to the most popular musical of our time!

Miami City Ballet
February 5-7, 2010
The Neighborhood Ballroom

Back for its first full encore since its 2003 premiere is Edward Villella?s evening-length, action packed, atmosphere-drenched tale of a poet, his muses, and the great ballroom dances of the early and mid -20th century: the seductive waltz, quick-stepping jazz (including the Charleston), the fox-trot, where couples dance in the dark to big-band music, and the mambo, which ruled the dance floor in the 1950s.

Florida Grand Opera
The Barber of Seville
February 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28(m), 2010
Figaro Figaro Figaro

Sarah Coburn as Rosina.
Enjoy the foibles and follies of Figaro, Seville?s famous barber and jack of all trades, while experiencing some of the best loved melodies and most outrageous comedy on the operatic stage.
American soprano Sarah Coburn returns to FGO as Rosina in Rossini?s The Barber of Seville. Coburn last appeared here in 2007 as Kitty in the world premiere of David Carlson?s Anna Karenina. Since then, she has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera as Princess Yueyang in Tan Dun?s The First Emperor, with Pl?cido Domingo. Her additional previous roles with FGO include Norina in Don Pasquale, Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, and Oscar in Un ballo in maschera. She will be joined by tenor Fr?d?ric Antoun, who just completed an acclaimed portrayal of Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola for FGO, as Count Almaviva. The English baritone Roderick Williams will make his FGO debut as Figaro. The English magazine Opera recently stated that Mr. Williams ?lends distinction to all he undertakes and is now in the front rank of British baritones.? Baritone Sanford Sylvan, long acknowledged as one of America?s leading vocal artists, makes his FGO debut as Bartolo for all performances. (Lielle Berman, Andrew Bidlack and Kyle Pfortmiller perform February 24 & 27.)

Miami City Ballet
April 9-11, 2010
Dances at a Gathering

Jerome Robbins? masterpiece. Ten dancers, live Chopin piano music, endlessly beautiful and original invention ? a celebration of dance, dancers?and life. Back for the first time since its triumphant premiere here four years ago.

Florida Grand Opera
Carmen
April 24, 28, 30, May 2(m), 4, 8, 2010

Seductress and Every Man?s Fantasy?

Kendall Gladen as Carmen.
Undoubtedly, the world?s most famous opera! The music, the spectacle, the passion, the brutality?it?s red hot opera spectacle!!! Experience some of the greatest roles ever written for grand opera?the brazen bull fighter, the love-struck soldier and in the middle of it all?the object of their desires?Carmen, the seductress.
The season will conclude with Bizet?s Carmen. The young American mezzo-soprano Kendall Gladen will make her FGO debut in the title role. Ms. Gladen is a graduate of both the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Gerdine Young Artist Program and the Merola Opera Program of San Francisco Opera. She was recently seen in performances of Beethoven?s Symphony No. 9 with the San Francisco Symphony in San Francisco and in New York at Carnegie Hall. Last year she made her Los Angeles Opera debut as Merc?d?s in Carmen, and assumed the title role for two performances conducted by Pl?cido Domingo. She will make her debut as Carmen later this year for Michigan Opera Theatre.
Miami?s own Elaine Alvarez will make her FGO debut in the role of Mica?la. In 2007, the Cuban-American Alvarez replaced Angela Gheorghiu as Mim? in performances of La boh?me at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in a much-publicized operatic incident, and had a resounding triumph. “Luminous,” declared the Chicago Sun-Times of Elaine Alvarez’s Lyric Opera debut as Mim?. “Conveying lyric pathos seems to come as naturally to Alvarez as breathing” (Chicago Tribune).
Tenor Adam Diegel will make his FGO debut as Don Jos?. Mr. Diegel recently performed the roles of Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur and Cavaradossi in Tosca at the National Theater of Hungary. His upcoming engagements include Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with the Savonlinna Opera Festival and Rodolfo in La boh?me with The Minnesota Opera. Baritone Mark Walters, following his appearances earlier in the season in Lucia di Lammermoor, will return as Escamillo.

May 11-16, 2010
Spring Awakening

Don?t miss the Tony-Award winning musical that rocked Broadway! With electrifying music by Duncan Sheik. Spring Awakening celebrates three teenagers? unforgettable journey to adulthood with a power, a poignancy, and a passion you?ll never forget!

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address 1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
phone Administrative Offices
786-468-2000
Box Office
305-949-6722

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