Night & Day

March 19-25, 1998

March 24
Turandot, a Chinese princess who likes to play games and the title character in Giacomo Puccini's opera of the same name, is slightly picky. Suitors from all over the world are vying to marry her, but she will choose only the one who can answer her three riddles. All who fail are decapitated. When an unfamiliar prince named Calaf successfully meets her challenge, she becomes enraged. Then Calaf plays a game of his own, daring Turandot to learn his identity by the next day. If she prevails, she may have him killed. Soon she's ordering mass executions in an effort to pry his name out of her people. (Do the words "fear of commitment" ring a bell here?) Kathleen Broderick and Antonio Barasorda headline a cast of more than 150 in the Florida Grand Opera's final production of its season. Showtime is 8:00 p.m. at Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St. All performances are in Italian with projected English translations. Tickets range from $18 to $125. Call 854-7890. (NK)

March 25
The Spanish vibe continues to resonate on Miami Beach (see above) when the National Ballet of Spain brings its energy, vitality, and rhythms to town for a spirited five nights. The acclaimed dance company presents two U.S. premieres: Grito, choreographed by renowned flamenco dancer Antonio Canales, and La Vida Breve, set to the sensuous music of Manuel de Falla and choreographed by Jose Antonio. Also on the program: Medea, the classic Greek tragedy presented with a flamenco twist. The stomping starts tonight at 8:00 and continues through Sunday at the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets range from $29 to $52. Call 673-7300. (

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