‘Florencia en el Amazonas’ to Make HD Debut at the Metropolitan Opera

By Francisco Salazar

The Metropolitan Opera’s 2023–24 Live in HD season will continue with Daniel Catán’s “Florencia en el Amazonas.”

The opera will be performed on Dec. 9 and will be the first Spanish-language opera to be featured on the company’s HD series.

Mexican-American soprano Ailyn Pérez leads the cast alongside soprano Gabriella Reyes, bass-baritone Greer Grimsley, baritone Mattia Olivieri, tenor Mario Chang, mezzo-soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera, and baritone Michael Chioldi.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the production which is directed by Mary Zimmerman.

Gary Halvorson will direct the Live in HD presentation for cinemas, with critically acclaimed Mexican tenor, theater director, and artistic director Rolando Villazón serving as host.