Florida Grand Opera

LAST UPDATED: October 31, 2018
Arts, Culture & Humanities
Florida Grand Opera aims to be a driving force of cultural growth in South Florida through the presentation of the most comprehensive art form in the world – grand opera. Our world-class operatic productions are all-inclusive artistic offerings that incorporate powerful voices, inspired musical arrangements, entrancing dance, captivating set design, and more. We strive to bring each element of this multi-faceted spectacle to life on stage, having a positive impact on all related art forms in our community and beyond. The company’s reach stands on four main pillars: artistic integrity, talent development, educational outreach, and technological innovation. Our artistic integrity hinges on offering a mixed operatic selection of classics as well as contemporary or new works, speaking to the diversity of our community while contributing to the development of the art form as a whole. We also aspire to foster young, promising talents through our Studio Artist Program, contributing to a solid future for the tradition of opera. Our educational programs focus on opening young audiences to the wonders of classical music through multiple approaches – from in-classroom activities to full-scale performances. Staying at the forefront of technology and social media trends, we employ these to create a deeper level of engagement with our current audiences and connect with new ones.
8390 NW 25TH ST
MIAMI, FL 33122

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BOARD

Chair
Ophthalmologist
Chair Elect
Retired
Treasurer
Kaufman, Rossin, and Co., P.A.
Treasurer Assistant
Director
AMLI Residential
Director
McArthur Farms, Inc.
Director
D'Andre Insurance Group
Director
Lt. Governor of Florida
Director
Chairman of the Board for NEC/Tokin, a joint venture between NEC and KEMET
Director
Former Sr. Vice Pres, Werner Co.

STAFF

Susan T. Danis
General Director and CEO
Howard Bender
Chief Development Officer
Philip Pierce
Director of Artistic Administration
Kal Gajraj
Director of Marketing
Jay Ponz
Director of Finance
Ellen Bender
Director of Major Gifts
Justin Moss
Director of Broward Operations and Outreach
Liam Roche
Director of Production
April Cheeseboro
Director of Community Outreach
Gary Herman
Director of Audience Services

Financials

This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.

ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET
$7,654,574

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