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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 {…}

Opera Wiki

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 {…}

Reviews, Stage Reviews

Teatro Colón de Bogota 2018-19 Review: Florencia En El Amazonas


The world of late 20th and 21st-century opera is a strange one. On one hand, there are a plethora of new works appearing, only to be one and done. Some manage a few more performances, though they might not manage a way to cross international borders. Then there are the handful of recent works that actually have a continued life {…}

Artist of the Week, News

Artist Of The Week: Elaine Alvarez Sings Her First ‘Florencia En El Amazonas’


This week, the San Diego Opera will showcase “Florencia en el Amazonas” for the first time in the company’s history. And with it, the company will highlight one of today’s promising young stars, the Cuban-American soprano Elaine Alvarez. The soprano, who came into prominence in 2007 when she made her debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, will make her highly {…}


Elaine Alvarez Headlines San Diego Opera’s ‘Florencia en el Amazonas’


The San Diego Opera will close its 2017-2018 mainstage season with Daniel Catán’s “Florencia en el Amazonas.” The opera, loosely based on Gabriel García Márquez’s novel, “Love in the Time of Cholera,” opens on March 17, 2018, is set to star Elaine Alvarez in the title role in her company debut. OperaWire recently got an opportunity to interview the soprano; {…}


Carnegie Hall Announces Cast Change for Met Orchestra Chamber Ensemble Concert


Carnegie Hall has announced a cast change for its Met Orchestra Chamber Ensemble concert. The concert hall noted that pianist Bryan Wagorn will replace Yannick Nézet-Séguin for the performance on Dec. 11, 2023. Wagorn is a well-known pianist who serves as Assistant Conductor at The Metropolitan Opera and regularly performs throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. He has worked with Angel {…}


The Classical Station Reverses Course, Will Now Broadcast Entire Met Opera 2023-24 Season


(Credit: Karen Almond) Days after proclaiming to the world that it would not broadcast the entire Metropolitan Opera 2023-24 season, The Classical Station has reversed course. The organization made a formal announcement on its website noting that “After careful deliberation, due consideration, and hearing from our supporters, listeners, and the public, The Classical Station has decided to broadcast the entire {…}