Pagliacci/Suor Angelica: By Ruggero Leoncavallo/Giacomo Puccini. Conducted by Andrew Bisantz. Directed by Sandra Pocceschi. Produced by Renaud Doucet. With Mark Rucker, Jay Hunter Morris, David Bailey, Kelly Kaduce, Mzia Nioradze, and others. Through November 28. Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722, fgo.org
FGO's next opera is Lucia di Lammermoor, about a woman who dies in a fit of insanity after having the temerity to love the man of her choice. Following a brief foray into comedy with Il Barbiere di Siviglia, FGO closes the season with Carmen, about the French seductress whose jealous suitor stabs her to death. That means FGO's season is bookended with male-on-female stabbings. What this says about those in charge of FGO's programming, I have no idea. Not much, probably. Perhaps only that they are taking on the thankless task of trying to rebrand an art form that is stuck in a time not our own.