as part of Metropolitan Opera Live
Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series: Inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, Mexican composer Daniel Catán’s 1996 opera, FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS, tells the enchanting story of a Brazilian opera diva who returns to her homeland to perform at the legendary opera house of Manaus – and to search for her lost lover, who has vanished into the jungle. The December 9 performance stars soprano Ailyn Pérez as Florencia Grimaldi, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to lead a spellbinding new production by Mary Zimmerman that brings the mysterious and magical realm of the Amazon to the Met stage. A distinguished ensemble of artists portray the diva’s fellow travelers on the river boat to Manaus, including soprano 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. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met's award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe. The Starlight Room has only 40 seats; advance tickets recommended.
Sung in Spanish with English subtitles.