Florencia en el Amazonas
Inspired by the magical realism of celebrated author Gabriel García Márquez, is a journey through the physical and mystical worlds of love, desire and the mighty Amazon River. Florencia Grimaldi is travelling through the enchanted rainforest and hopes to find her long lost lover, a butterfly hunter who disappeared in the jungle many years ago. Wracked by storms and a cholera outbreak, she and her fellow passengers are drawn deeper into the Amazon where fantasy and reality intertwine and their hopes and dreams are tested. Written by the late Mexican composer Daniel Catán, was the first-ever Spanish-language opera commissioned in the U.S. and has become a smash sensation around the globe ever since its premiere.
Inspirado por el realismo mágico del célebre autor Gabriel García Márquez, es un viaje a través del poderoso río Amazonas, el deseo y los mundos físicos y místicos del amor. Florencia Grimaldi viaja a través de la selva encantada y espera encontrar a su amante perdido, un cazador de mariposas que desapareció en la selva hace muchos años. Agobiada por las tormentas y un brote de cólera, ella y sus compañeros de viaje se sumergen profundamente en el Amazonas, donde la fantasía y realidad se entrelazan y sus esperanzas y sueños se ponen a prueba. Escrito por el fallecido compositor mexicano Daniel Catán, fue la primera ópera en español difundida en Estados Unidos y desde su estreno se convirtió en una gran sensación alrededor del mundo
Sung in Spanish with English supertitles.
Composed by Daniel Catán
Libretto by Marcela Fuentes-Berain
THE ESSENTIAL FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS PLAYLIST
In anticipation of our production of Florencia en el Amazonas this fall, stage director Joshua Borths has compiled a playlist of additional music by Florencia en el Amazonas composer Daniel Catán, and other related media to help better acquiant you with this beautiful 20th century masterpiece.
Latin American Film Festival
Directed by Leonardo Recagni
Obdulio is an 11-year-old Afro-Uruguayan boy who lives with his grandmother and sells newspapers for a living while he cannot read or write. Obdulio is not interested in going to school until he finds out that the night watchman of the newspaper's office is a charismatic magical "Maestro" who not only introduces him to the world of literacy but also teaches him the real meaning of life through the lyrics of the "Murgas" (Carnival Pierrots) during the mythical nights of the irreverent and provocative Uruguayan carnival.
– Shaz Bennett AFI Fest 2005
Running time -100 minutes
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The Opera Guild:
SAY HELLO TO OPERA: FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS
Enjoy University of Arizona vocal arts students singing key arias from shows in Arizona Opera’s 2015/16 season. These free opera previews are held prior to each Arizona Opera mainstage opera.
A narrator will give the libretto and a brief biography of the composer. “Say Hello to Opera” is held at 3pm in the Oro Valley Library.
The Opera Guild of Southern Arizona assists local voice students, both undergraduate and graduate, with scholarships, grants, competitive prizes and opportunities to perform for the community.
ORO VALLEY LIBRARY
1305 W. NARANJA DRIVE
ORO VALLEY, AZ
LATIN AMERICAN MERCADO
On this special night, the Tucson Museum of Art will be converted into a marketplace! The air will be filled with music of Latin American music as people survey Latin American cuisine provided by local food trucks and enjoy performances by the best folk dancers and instrumentalists in Arizona.
LATIN AMERICAN MERCADO
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015
TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART
140 E. MAIN AVE
TUCSON, AZ 85710
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