Florencia en el Amazonas

Daniel Catán • November 9, 12, 15, 17, 2019

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 up 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 a mystical one.  

Inspired by the magic realism of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Márquez and his novel Love in the Time of Cholera, 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.

Single tickets go on sale in late August, 2019. Buy tickets now as part of a subscription package.

Photo credit Matthew Staver

Photo credit Matthew Staver

Photo credit Matthew Staver

Photo credit Matthew Staver

Photo credit Matthew Staver

Photo credit Matthew Staver

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