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april 16
Pagliacci/Suor Angelica: The Florida Grand Opera concludes it 1996-97 season with a program featuring two short operas starring one Diana Soviero, opening tonight at 8:00 p.m. at Dade County Auditorium (2901 W. Flagler St.). Kicking things off is Ruggiero Leoncavallo's tragic Pagliacci, the first work produced by the FGO when the company made its debut in 1942. Soprano Soviero stars as Nedda, a commedia dell'arte player whose infidelity enrages her husband, an actor (played by tenor Antonio Barasorda) who portrays a clown. Pagliacci boasts one of the most famous opera arias, sung by a crying clown while he applies his makeup. The evening continues with the company's premiere of Giacomo Puccini's Suor Angelica, in which Soviero portrays a fallen woman who becomes a nun to save her family from scandal in the Seventeenth Century. Tickets range from $18 to $100. Performances continue April 19, 23, and 25 at 8:00 p.m. and April 27 at 2:00 p.m. Call 854-7890. (GC)

Into the Woods: James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim spoof the magical world of fairy tales in the darkly comic musical Into the Woods, opening tonight at 8:00 p.m. at the University of Miami's Jerry Herman Ring Theatre (1380 Miller Dr., Coral Gables). The musical weaves the plots of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, The Baker's Wife, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel to explore what might really happen when the fairy tale ends; Lapine and Sondheim decide that "happily ever after" isn't so happy after all. Tickets cost $16 and $20. Performances continue tomorrow through April 19 and April 22 through 26 at 8:00 p.m., with 2:00 p.m. matinees on April 19, 26, and 27. Call 284-3355. (GC)

Steve Karafyllakis: See Monday.

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