Mourning Becomes Electra

"Mourning Becomes Electra," a contemporary opera composed by Fort Lauderdale resident Marvin David Levy, will open the Florida Grand Opera's 2013-14 season on Nov. 7. (Rozarii Lynch/Courtesy / June 5, 2013)

With the unveiling of Florida Grand Opera’s new season comes two surprises for Broward’s opera lovers.

The 2013-14 season will bow, for the first time, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in November with the Florida premiere of the three-act opera “Mourning Becomes Electra.” The show was composed by Fort Lauderdale resident Marvin David Levy, who originally adapted it in 1967 from a Eugene O’Neil play for the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Performances will begin Nov. 7 and Nov. 9, before continuing from Nov. 16 to Nov. 23 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

Later in FGO’s season, Guiseppe Verdi’s “Nabucco” will premiere from Jan. 25 to Feb. 8 at both venues, followed by Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca” (March 19 to April 12 ) and Richard Wagner’s “Tristan and Isolde” (May 3 to May 17).


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Subscription packages, which include admission to all four operas, are on sale now for $64 to $600 at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave., in Fort Lauderdale. Subscriptions cost $36 to $752 at the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., in Miami. Single tickets will be available Sept. 2. Call 800-741-1010 or go to FGO.org.