"Mourning Becomes Electra"

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In a Nutshell

Operatic adaptation of O'Neill play exposes infidelity, incest, and murder at the heart of a seemingly proper Massachusetts family

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The Deal

  • Admission to Mourning Becomes Electra
  • When: Saturday, November 9 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, November 16 at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Broward Center on November 9 and Arsht Center on November 16
  • Door time: 6 p.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees.<p>

Ticketing Options

  • $53 for one upper orchestra ticket on November 9 (up to a $94 value)
  • $69 for one front orchestra ticket on November 9 (up to a $130 value)
  • $99 for one prime orchestra ticket on November 9 (up to a $205 value)
  • $39 for one mezzanine ticket on November 16 (up to an $83 value)
  • $75 for one orchestra circle ticket on November 16 (up to a $134 value)
  • $99 for one prime orchestra ticket on November 16 (up to a $230 value)
  • View the seating charts for the Broward Center and the Arsht Center.<p>

Mourning Becomes Electra

Massachusetts is recovering from the horrors of the Civil War, and brigadier-general Ezra Mannon is set to return to his wife, Christine—little knowing that she has been carrying on an affair with Captain Adam Brant. Their daughter, Lavinia, does know about her mother’s infidelity, and hates Christine for it. For her own part, Christine is committed to seeing her war-hero husband die by whatever means possible: heart attack, poison, or improperly suspended piano. But their son Orin is on his way home as well, and what he and Lavinia have planned might take justified vengeance to obscene excess. Marvin David Levy’s operatic adaptation of Eugene O’Neill’s unsettling play—itself a re-imagining of Aeschylus’ The Oresteia—tells a timeless tale of evil deeds lurking beneath a veneer of propriety.<p>

Florida Grand Opera

According to the Florida Grand Opera’s Brendan Glynn, “If Verdi says to put in 20 violins, we do.” Such dedication to the details has kept patrons coming back to FGO for 73 seasons, making it the seventh oldest opera company in the U.S.—and garnering the seventh largest audiences in the country. Split between two waterfront venues in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, its world-class performances draw in tens of thousands of Florida residents each year. The box office has also logged ticket buyers from 39 states and 31 foreign countries, as well as Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Washington, DC, signaling their reputation’s international reach. In 2013-2014, FGO’s talented casts will sound the notes of Marvin David Levy’s Mourning Becomes Electra, Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco, Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, and Jules Massenet’s Thais.<p>

As intimidating as grand opera can be to the uninitiated, the FGO eases introductions with a lively Twitter feed, a candid Facebook wall, and even its own iPhone app, which helps newbies get up to speed on opera’s lurid centuries of love, lust, murder, and suicide. The FGO’s FAQ page similarly dispels common misconceptions, revealing that you may wear jeans to the opera and that wearing 3D glasses won’t actually improve your experience.

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    The Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

    1300 Biscayne Blvd.

    Miami, FL 33132

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    Broward Center

    201 Southwest 5th Avenue

    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312


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