Madison Opera presents Florencia en el Amazonas
Fri, Apr 27 - Sun, Apr 29
Overture Hall: $18 - $130
approx. 2 hours 15 minutes; including 1 intermission
No children under six years of age.
Colombia, early 1900s. Florencia Grimaldi, a famous opera singer, embarks anonymously on a voyage down the Amazon river, hoping to be reunited with the lover she left behind. On the boat with her are a young journalist; a couple feeling the strain of their long marriage; the boat’s captain; the captain’s nephew, who falls in love with the journalist; and a man who is a rather mystical presence.
Inspired by the writings of Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Catán’s gorgeously lyrical opera was the first Spanish-language opera to be commissioned by a major U.S. opera company, and has been performed worldwide since its 1996 premiere in Houston.
Join Madison Opera on this truly enchanting journey.
For more information on the opera and cast, please visit madisonopera.org.