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September 17, 2019
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Pittsburgh Opera presents its first-ever Spanish-language opera, Daniel Catán and Marcela Fuentes-Berain’s magical Florencia en el Amazonas

Production photo of Florencia en el Amazonas by Matthew Staver

Photo by Matthew Staver

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 81st season with its first-ever Spanish-language opera, Daniel Catán and Marcela Fuentes-Berain’s magical Florencia en el Amazonas.

Florencia Grimaldi is a famous opera singer traveling to perform at the opera house in Manaus, Brazil, in the early 1900s. She also hopes to find her long-lost lover Cristóbal, a butterfly hunter who has disappeared into the Amazon jungle.

Florencia journeys down the Amazon river by steamship with a cast of colorful characters, including an intrepid female journalist and a couple looking to rekindle their love. As they penetrate deeper and deeper into the heart of the Amazon, the passengers and crew realize their voyage is not just a physical journey, but also a mystical one. 

Inspired by the magic realism of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel García Márquez and his novels Love in the Time of Cholera and One Hundred Years of Solitude, Florencia en el Amazonas features lush, melodic music and ever-changing backdrops of mysterious beauty.

Music Director Antony Walker conducts. Stephanie Havey directs a revival of Jose Maria Condemi’s original production.

These performances have received special funding from The Pittsburgh Foundation. See our full list of performance sponsors below.

As always, English supertitles will be projected above the stage.

Single tickets for adults start at just $14; kids and teens ages 6-18 are half-price. For tickets call 412-456-6666, visit the Box Office at Theater Square, or buy online. Group discounts, including student discounts, are available.

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