Stories written by Alejandra Serna

Students learn math and history through costumes

Brittany Ann Robinson sings at Michael Krop High

The opera season may be over, but students have been reaping the benefits of this timeless art form thanks to Florida Grand Opera’s (FGO) educational programs, which bring opera into the classroom. On May 22, the opera company’s head of costuming, Camilla Haith, visited Richmond Heights Middle School to give students a first-hand account of […]

FGO appoints Amy Funk director of development

FGO appoints Amy Funk director of development

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) has announced the appointment of a new director of development, Amy Funk, effective Jan. 7. She will work closely with FGO’s general director and CEO, Susan T. Danis, a former colleague, in mapping out the fundraising program as the company approaches its 73rd anniversary. “I am very excited to work with […]

Search Begins for Heuer Successor

Robert M. Heuer …retiring from Grand Opera

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) based in Doral has announced hiring of a search firm and the formation of a search committee to find a replacement for retiring General Director and CEO Robert M. Heuer. He joined Florida Grand Opera as Director of Production in 1979, became Assistant General Director in 1983 and transitioned to General […]

Local diva Caballero returns to sing in FGO’s La Rondine


Cuban-born and Miami-raised diva Elizabeth Caballero is back in South Florida to perform with her home company, Florida Grand Opera (FGO). The lyric soprano is singing the lead role of Magda in the rarely produced Puccini opera La Rondine, which opened on Jan. 21 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Caballero got […]

FGO appoints managing director, also hires new technical director


By Alejandra Serna…. The Florida Grand Opera (FGO) has announced the appointment of a new managing director, Kevin G. Mynatt, who concurrently serves as the company’s director of production. FGO also welcomed Erin Turner in the role of technical director. As managing director, Mynatt will oversee all day-to-day operations for the company and report to […]

Thomas Schramm to lead FGO fundraising program


By Alejandra Serna…. Florida Grand Opera (FGO) has announced the appointment of a new director of development, Thomas Schramm, effective immediately. “Over and above his years of experience, Tom brings a true dedication and leadership to his work,” said Bob Heuer, FGO’s general director and CEO. “We are excited to have found someone who shares […]