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Florencia en el Amazonas
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18
07:30 PM
January
Sunday
20
02:00 PM
January
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07:30 PM
January
Wednesday
30
07:30 PM
February
Sunday
03
02:00 PM
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Language

Sung in Spanish with projected English translation

Age

Appropriate for all ages

Running Time

2 hours and 2 minutes
1 intermission

Subject

Love transforms.

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

Florencia

Ana María Martínez

Rosalba

Alicia Gianni

Arcadio

Joshua Guerrero

Riolobo

Norman Garrett

Paula

Nancy Fabiola Herrera

Alvaro

Thomas Glass

Capitán

David Pittsinger

Conductor

Patrick Summers

Director

Francesca Zambello

Associate Director  

E. Loren Meeker

Set Designer

Robert Israel

Costume Designer

Catherine Zuber

Lighting Designer

Mark McCullough

Video & Projection Designer

S. Katy Tucker

Choreographer

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.

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