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Met Opera in HD: Florencia en el Amazonas

Sun, Feb 11th 2024
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Event info

Sun, Feb 11th 2024
The Center Theater
$ 5.00 - $ 25.00

Music by Daniel Catán
Libretto by Marcela Fuentes-Berain

Sung in Spanish and inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, Mexican composer Daniel Catán’s 1996 opera 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 Met premiere stars soprano Ailyn Pérez as Florencia Grimaldi, with 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 rebroadcast is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

Tickets $25; children/students $5

Total runtime: 2.5 hours