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Ana María Martinez, Ramón Vargas Headline Opera America’s ‘Celebration of Daniel Catán’


Opera America will present “A Celebration of Daniel Catán” on April 30, 2021. The stream will feature a one-hour and 15-minute concert with performances by such artists as Ana María Martinez, Cecilia Violetta López, Richard Troxell, and Ramón Vargas. There will also be appearances by artists from the Ópera de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. The event will also feature {…}

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Opera Profile: Daniel Catán’s Masterful ‘Florencia en el Amazonas’


There is a common misconception that melodic opera in the vein of the great romantics of the 19th century is dead in the 21st century. Most composers today would have you believe that. But Daniel Catán never did and his masterpiece “Florencia en el Amazonas” bears this out better than anyone else. The work, which had its world premiere on {…}


Daniel Catán’s ‘Salsipuedes’ & Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend – North America


You’ll likely notice that when you come to check out these top five picks from NORTH AMERICA, you’ll usually find just shows in the U.S. But this week, we have made a few selections truly do encapsulate North America. Pandora – FAWN Chamber Creative, Canada FAWN Chamber Creative will world premiere this opera-ballet by David James Brock and and such {…}


Palacio De Bellas Artes To Celebrate Catán With ‘Salsipuedes’


The Palacio de Bellas Artes is set to present “Salsipuedes,” by Daniel Catán in celebration of the late composer’s 70th birthday. The opera, which is Catán’s third opera, will be presented in cooperation with La Secretaría de Cultura and the Bellas Artes Institute of Arts and Literature. The rarely performed work with a libretto by Eliseo Alberto will be the third opera {…}


Music of the Americas to Celebrate ‘Florencia en el Amazonas’


(Image: Jennifer Taylor / Met Opera) Music of the Americas is set to celebrate Daniel Catán’s “Florencia en el Amazonas” on Nov. 28, 2023 at Americas Society in New York. The evening, which kicks off at 7 p.m. local time, will feature a conversation with João MacDowell, the artistic director of the International Brazilian Opera Company, followed by performances by {…}


Q & A: Nancy Fabiola Herrera on ‘Florencia en el Amazonas,’ Zarzuela & the Importance of Bringing Opera to the Hispanic Community


(Credit: Joaquín Fuentes) In 2005, Nancy Fabiola Herrera made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Suzuki in “Madama Butterfly.” Since then she has been a frequent presence at the Met singing works by Verdi, Strauss, and Bizet, among others. She has also made an important career in Spain where she has delved into dramatic operas and also made a career singing {…}


Q & A: Soprano Ailyn Pérez on ‘Florencia en el Amazonas’ & the Importance of Spanish-Language Opera


(Credit: Paola Kudacki / Met Opera) On Nov. 16, the Metropolitan Opera will make history by presenting only the third Spanish-language opera in the company’s trajectory. Additionally, the work in question, “Florencia en el Amazonas,” will be the very first Latin American opera presented by the company. For the massive milestone, the company brought together a mixed cast that includes {…}