2018 SEASON ANNOUNCED
June 6th-July 30th
Miami Music Festival (MMF), an intensive training program for the next generation of classical musicians, announces the lineup for the 2018 season from June 6 through July 30, 2018 at various venues in Miami.
Young classical musicians gain world class experience and bring enchanting and passionate performances to Miami’s summer season, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Ghosts of Versailles; an entertaining night out with the double bill of Dido and Aeneas and The Medium; and comedy in the form of Ariadne auf Naxos and La Rondine
New to the festival this year is the directorial debut of Richard Wagner’s great grandson, Antoine Wagner, as part of the MMF Wagner Institute. Audiences will also enjoy the return of the 2nd Annual Independence Day Celebration with the MMF Symphony Orchestra, featuring popular and patriotic symphonic favorites
Browse the new season and purchase tickets below.
Symphony Orchestra Concert
Stravinsky's Petrouchka plus Concerto Winners
The MMF Orchestra Institute is immensely proud of its exceptional roster of student musicians, and offers an annual showcase in which select winners of our Concerto Competition get to perform with the orchestra as soloists. In addition to the masterful performances of intense classical repertoire the winners offer, the concert will also feature Stravinsky's Petrushka under the baton of conductor Joel Smirnoff.
July 19 @ 7:30 PM
La Rondine is an Italian comic opera set in mid-19th century Paris and the French Riviera. Created by Giacomo Puccini in 1916, it tells the love story between a woman from high society and a naïve younger man of lesser means. The story twists and turns through the tumultuous times of true love.
July 26 @ 7:30 PM
July 28 @ 7:30 PM
The Ghosts of Versailles
In The Ghosts of Versailles, the spirits have literally come back to court; the court of Louis XVI that is. Marie Antoinette is upset about having been beheaded, so her favorite playwright attempts to entertain her by continuing the adventures of his characters from The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro. This opera-within-an-opera goes awry when Figaro refuses to stick to the script and the playwright must come to the Queen’s rescue and win her affection.
July 27 @ 7:30 PM
July 29 @ 2:00 PM
Radamisto was the first opera Handel wrote for the newly formed Royal Academy of Music of London. The opera's plot is loosely based on incidents from Tacitus's Annals of Imperial Rome. Set in ancient Armenia, this fiery opera involves a tyrannical king who covets the wife of a neighboring kingdom and creates a world of drama in his quest to possess her.
FACULTY RECITAL SERIES
The Betsy South Beach Chamber Series
Zarzuela in the Summer Nights
Zarzuela Scenes from the MMF Zarzuela Project
One of the great subgenres of the operatic art form is the Zarzuela, Spanish operetta from Spain, Cuba, and the greater Latin American repertoire. Each season, select MMF Opera Institute vocalists are coached in the style of this romantic genre and bring the familiar melodies to the community with each performance. Standards like Lecuona’s Maria, la O, and Lara’s tenor favorite Grenada will have audience members humming along in the return of our beloved concert series.
MIAMI SUMMER CHAMBER WORKS
MMF Orchestra Institute
MMF’s Orchestral Institute draws a remarkable pool of talent from around the globe each season, and out of this ensemble, we offer our Chamber Concert series, comprised of student musicians who select their own programs and coach with our distinguished faculty and artists-in-residence. Chamber Concert performances can be enjoyed by the community throughout the entire festival at the Betsy Hotel on South Beach.
MMF Opera Apprentice singers perform an intriguing program of opera and operetta dating from the inception of the art form to current works. Scenes explored come from such varied works as Le nozze di Figaro, Philip Glass's Appomattox, Verdi's Falstaff, Bizet's Carmen and Puccini's Suor Angelica.