Sung in Spanish with projected English translation
Appropriate for all ages
2 hours and 2 minutes
After leaving South America 20 years ago to pursue a music career, legendary opera singer Florencia Grimaldi journeys home to give a concert and to find Cristóbal, the true love she left all those years ago. Reality and fantasy come together for Florencia and her fellow passengers on the riverboat El Dorado as they travel down the mysterious Amazon toward uncharted fates.
Ana María Martínez returns to HGO to take on the title role in Francesca Zambello's updated production of Daniel Catán's opera based on the magical realism works of author Gabriel García Márquez.
An Opera in Two Acts
Music by Daniel Catán
Libretto by Marcela Fuentes-Berain
An Homage to Gabriel García Márquez
Cast and Creative Team
||Ana María Martínez
||Nancy Fabiola Herrera
||E. Loren Meeker
|Video & Projection Designer
||S. Katy Tucker
||Eric Sean Fogel
Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Richard Bado, Chorus Master
The Sarah and Ernest Butler Chorus Master Chair
Scenery constructed by Seattle Opera.
Premiered by Houston Grand Opera in October 1996.
Commissioned in part through a generous grant from Drs. Dennis and Susan Carlyle.
Co-commissioned by Houston Grand Opera Association, Los Angeles Music Center Opera and Seattle Opera.