Hello, Opera Teens! I hope everyone had a great Spring Break! We are kicking things off with the last sitzprobe of the season Saturday the 22nd. FGO is putting on Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera and has brought in stars Tamara Wilson and Rafael Davila! The plot centers around Gustavo, a leader loved by his people but surrounded by conspirators. He also harbors a secret shame: he adores Amelia, the wife of his closest friend and loyal minister, Count Anckarström. Anckarström interrupts a meeting between Amelia and Gustavo. Furious, he determines to join a conspiratorial plot to assassinate his master. At a masked ball he stabs Gustavo. With his dying breath Gustavo forgives Anckarström and assures him of Amelia’s innocence. Please come to the stage door of the Arsht at 9:00 am sharp and we will have breakfast available and will discuss the opera before going on a tour of the set. Then you can stay and watch the rehearsal for as long you want. The tour will be done by 11 so most people leave around 12-12:30. I really hope all of you come and bring your friends! Remember to bring your badge if you have one and closed toed shoes! RSVP below I will need your names by Wednesday if you plan to go. Spread the word!