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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 {…}


Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change for ‘Florencia en el Amazonas’


The Metropolitan Opera has announced a cast change for its opening night performance of “Florencia en el Amazonas.” The company said, “For tonight’s performance, the role of the Captain will be sung by David Pittsinger, replacing Greer Grimsley.” Pittsinger made his Met debut in 2017 as Le Bret in “Cyrano de Bergerac. The bass has performed the role of the {…}


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 {…}


Palacio de Bellas Artes to Present New Production of ‘Florencia en el Amazonas’


The Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico is set to present a new production of “Florencia en el Amazonas” this October. This represents the first time that the opera is staged in a production at the Palacio de Bellas Artes. Following the works premiere in Houston in 1996, audiences in Mexico were able to hear a performance of the work {…}


Nashville Opera Wins NEA Grant for ‘Florencia en el Amazonas’


The Nashville Opera has announced the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded the company a grant in support of the 2024 production of Daniel Catán’s “Florencia en el Amazonas.” The company said, “This grant will allow us to build new bridges to historically marginalized communities through outreach programming designed to promote understanding of Latine/Latinx culture. ” Nashville Opera CEO & {…}


Ailyn Pérez to Star in ‘Florencia en el Amazonas’ at the Metropolitan Opera


(Credit: Dario Acosta) Ailyn Pérez is set to star in the Metropolitan Opera’s premiere of “Florencia en el Amazonas” during the 2023-24 season. In the January Playbill for the Metropolitan Opera, the company confirmed the news with Pérez stating in an exclusive interview that, “being born in Chicago to immigrant parents from Mexico, it may be the most profound and {…}

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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 {…}


Alexandra Loutsion & Nathan Gunn Lead Pittsburgh Opera Premiere Of ‘Florencia En El Amazonas’


(Credit: Matthew Staver) Pittsburgh Opera is set to continue its 81st season with its first-ever Spanish-language opera, Daniel Catán and Marcela Fuentes-Berain’s “Florencia en el Amazonas.” The acclaimed work is inspired by the magic realism of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel García Márquez and his novels “Love in the Time of Cholera” and “One Hundred Years of Solitude” will feature a {…}