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 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.

Photo by David Bachman

While Riolobo chats with Alvaro, the Cabin Boy offers marinated iguana to Paula

Photo by David Bachman

Rosalba, Alvaro, Arcadio, and Paula enjoy a game of cards

The passengers and crew celebrate their arrival in Manaus

Photo by David Bachman

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