BUYSaturday, Mar 18, 2017, 7:00PM
BUYSunday, Mar 19, 2017, 2:00PM
BUYTuesday, Mar 21, 2017, 8:00PM
BUYFriday, Mar 24, 2017, 8:00PM
BUYSaturday, Mar 25, 2017, 8:00PM
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Miami performances are at the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami.

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Children must be at least six years old to attend.


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Before Night Falls

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Based on the famous memoir of Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas, Before Night Falls follows Arenas’ life from childhood poverty in the Cuban countryside to his emigration to the United States in the 1980 Mariel boatlift and his last decade in New York City.

The opera follows his trials and tribulations as a political prisoner disillusioned by the Cuban Revolution and persecuted by the Castro regime as a dissident writer and homosexual who was forced to smuggle his manuscripts abroad for publication.

In 2000, Before Night Falls was made into an award-winning feature film directed by Julian Schnabel and starring Javier Bardem and Johnny Depp.

Reinaldo ArenasElliot Madore*
OvidioDinyar Vania*
VictorCalvin Griffin
LazaroMichael Kuhn
Pepe/Port/Visa OfficialJavier Abreu
Mother/The MoonElizabeth Caballero
The SeaMelissa Fajardo
Peasant's MotherLaura León
ConductorChristopher Allen*
DirectorDavid Gately
ProductionFort Worth Opera
 * = FGO debut

Sung in English and Spanish with projected titles in both languages

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