FSU Opera

FSU College of Music presents classic Mozart opera during Halloween weekend

The Opera at Florida State University’s College of Music will present one of Mozart’s most beloved and beautiful masterpieces on Halloween weekend with iconic music that focuses on love, virtue and the triumph of good over evil. “Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)” tells the story of a young, innocent couple’s struggle to confront adversity and find enlightenment and happiness after experiencing life’s trials and tribulations. The opera will perform at […]

Forever a teacher: World-renowned composer, music professor returns to FSU for historic opera

One of America’s greatest opera composers is looking forward to a very sweet homecoming at Florida State University. The return of world-renowned, former FSU Professor Carlisle Floyd, 90, has been a long time coming. Sixty-two years ago, Floyd’s opera “Susannah” premiered at Florida State’s Ruby Diamond Auditorium, as it was known then. The show was […]

Strife to stardom: FSU alum lights up international opera scene

Everything is going Ryan Speedo Green’s way these days. The Florida State University graduate has become a rock star in the world of opera. Audiences love him and his big, booming voice. And, so do fickle critics, who praise his towering voice and commanding stage presence: “A voice as mighty as a cannon.”  “Voice exudes […]