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Bob Heuer, a 33-Year Legacy
Seeded by fgo on 4 Jun 2012
Author: floridagrandopera
Robert M. Heuer is the General Director & CEO of Florida Grand Opera (FGO). His opera career began in Detroit as the Founding Managing Director of Michigan Opera Theatre. He joined Florida Grand Opera as Director of Production in 1979, became Assistant General Director in 1983 and transitioned to General Director in 1985. As General Director, Mr. Heuer led the effort to merge the Greater Miami Opera and The Opera Guild Inc. of Ft. Lauderdale, creating Florida Grand Opera in June 1994. During his 27 years as General Director, FGO has mounted 130+ productions, of which, 33 operas were new to South Florida audiences. Among these productions are Richard Strauss' Salome and Ariadne auf Naxos; Britten's The Turn of the Screw and Paul Bunyon; Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea; Handel's Giulio Cesare; Janacek's Kátya Kabanová; Marc Blitzstein's Regina; Bellini's La sonnambula; David DiChiera's Cyrano; the American premieres of Rossini's Bianca e Falliero and Franchetti's Cristoforo C