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Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas

December 9, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sung in Spanish and inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, Mexican composer Daniel Catán’s 1996 opera focuses on an opera diva who returns to Brazil to perform and to search for her lost lover.
Florencia en el Amazonas

Sung in Spanish and inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, Mexican composer Daniel Catán’s 1996 opera focuses on an opera diva, Florencia Grimaldi, who returns to her native Brazil to perform and to search for her lost lover, who has vanished into the jungle.

The Met premiere stars soprano Ailyn Pérez as Florencia in a new production by Mary Zimmerman that brings the mystical realm of the Amazon to the Met stage.

The distinguished ensemble of artists portraying the diva’s fellow travelers on the river boat to Manaus includes Gabriella Reyes as the journalist Rosalba, bass-baritone Greer Grimsley as the ship’s captain, baritone Mattia Olivieri as his enigmatic first mate, tenor Mario Chang as the captain’s nephew Arcadio, and mezzo-soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera and baritone Michael Chioldi as the feuding couple Paula and Álvaro, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium.

Cantada en español e inspirada en el realismo mágico de Gabriel García Márquez, la ópera de 1996 del compositor mexicano Daniel Catán se centra en una diva de la ópera, Florencia Grimaldi, que regresa a su Brasil natal para actuar y buscar a su amante perdido, que ha desaparecido en el selva.

El estreno del Met está protagonizado por la soprano Ailyn Pérez como Florencia en una nueva producción de Mary Zimmerman que lleva el reino místico del Amazonas al escenario del Met.

El distinguido conjunto de artistas que retrata a los compañeros de viaje de la diva en el barco fluvial hacia Manaos incluye a Gabriella Reyes como la periodista Rosalba, el bajo barítono Greer Grimsley como el capitán del barco, el barítono Mattia Olivieri como su enigmático primer oficial, el tenor Mario Chang como el sobrino del capitán. Arcadio, la mezzosoprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera y el barítono Michael Chioldi como la pareja enfrentada Paula y Álvaro, con Yannick Nézet-Séguin en el podio.

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Date:
December 9, 2023
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mahaiwe
14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA
413-528-0100

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