Opera Returns to Second Saturday Art Walk

MIAMI – March 1, 2013 – Florida Grand Opera (FGO) and THE HANGAR host an Opera Preview of the Design District’s very first operatic production during Second Saturday Art Walk on March 9 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Designed to give the community a taste of Florida Grand Opera’s anticipated Design District debut, the evening will feature selections from the company’s tango-themed double bill - Robert Xavier Rodriguez's Tango and Ástor Piazzolla’s María de Buenos Aires – as well as popular arias performed by the company’s Young Artist Studio alongside a Steinway piano sponsored by Steinway & Sons Miami.

Performances will take place every hour amid THE HANGAR’s current exhibition “Miami Minds,” a mix media show depicting Miami’s graffiti subculture as well as portraits breaking conventional standards of appearance.

Guests will enjoy an evening of sultry arias, art installations, and complimentary cocktails courtesy of Little Black Dress Vodka. The event is FREE and open to the public with RSVP. To RSVP, email or call 305-854-1643 ext. 1211. 

at Wynwood Second Saturday Art Walk

DATE/TIME: March 9, 2013, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

LOCATION: THE HANGAR, 2235 NW 2nd Ave  Miami, FL 33127

Performances are scheduled to take place at 7:30 p.m., 8:20 p.m., and 9:10 p.m.

Florida Grand Opera debuts in the Design District on March 21 with two tango-themed operettas as part of Unexpected Operas in Unexpected Places, a program funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's Knight Arts Challenge. For tickets and details, visit

About Florida Grand Opera

Florida Grand Opera (FGO), the oldest performing arts organizations in Florida, celebrates its 72nd year of continuously producing grand opera during the 2012-2013 season, which features: Puccini’s La bohème, Nov. 17 through Dec. 8; Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Jan. 29 through Feb. 23; Bellini’s La sonnambula, Feb. 9 through Feb. 17; and Verdi’s La traviata, Apr. 20 through May 5. Subscriptions for all four operas of the season start at $36 and single tickets start as low as $11. Tickets may be purchased by phone at (800) 741-1010 or online at

Founded in 1941 as Greater Miami Opera and later merging with The Opera Guild Inc. in 1994, FGO presents a mixture of standard repertoire and contemporary works as well as commissions new productions – all featuring projected translations in English and Spanish. FGO, recognized for funding by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding is also provided, in part, by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners and the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council. Program support is provided by the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council. Florida Grand Opera is a Resident Company of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and a member company of OPERA America. American Airlines is the Official Airline, Intercontinental Miami is the Official Hotel and Steinway & Sons is the Official Piano of Florida Grand Opera.


Our contemporary art space serves as both an art gallery & resource center, providing the tools to create a sustainable model for a professional career in the arts. THE HANGAR is home to dozens of local artists including; painters, sculptors, writers, musicians, performers, muralists, the curious & the creative.  Dedicated to the collective movement of creative exhibition, we seek to break down the gallery walls and open the lines of communication between artist, patron & community. For more information on THE HANGAR, please visit us at

About Steinway & Sons Miami

Steinway & Sons was founded in 1853 by German immigrant Henry Engelhard Steinway in a Manhattan loft on Varick Street. Over the next thirty years, Henry and his sons, C. F. Theodore, Charles, Henry Jr., William, and Albert, developed the modern piano. They built their pianos one at a time, applying skills that were handed down from master to apprentice, generation after generation. Today, we still build our pianos that way. Each Steinway grand piano, for example, takes nearly a year to create. Nothing is hurried. Even the carefully selected woods employed in the rims, tops, soundboards, and actions cure for months in our yard, kilns and conditioning rooms, until they stabilize at a rigidly specified moisture content. Steinway is dedicated to the ideal of making the finest pianos in the world. The result is instruments renowned for their unsurpassed quality. Pianos with such superior sound and responsive touch that they enchant the most demanding pianists. And we are preferred overwhelmingly by people who share the joy of playing and owning the finest musical instrument — a joy which can be yours when you bring a Steinway into your life. Steinway & Sons Factory Piano Gallery Miami. We are located in the collection building in Coral Gables at 4104 Ponce de Leon Blvd. 305-774-9878

About Little Black Dress Vodka

Little Black Dress Vodka is designed for women by women because no one understands your taste more than someone in the same shoes. Our distinct flavors can be dressed up or down to be the perfect fit for any occasion. Raise a glass and give us a taste of your flavor. For more information, visit


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