Arts + Culture

Daniel Catán’s "Florencia en el Amazonas"

Nov 9, 2019 - Nov 17, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Florencia Grimaldi is a famous opera singer traveling to perform at the opera house in Manaus, Brazil, in the early 1900s. She also hopes to find her long-lost lover Cristóbal, a butterfly hunter who has disappeared into the Amazon jungle.

Florencia journeys up the Amazon river by steamship with a cast of colorful characters including an intrepid female journalist and a couple looking to rekindle their love. As they penetrate deeper and deeper into the heart of the Amazon, the passengers and crew realize their voyage is not just a physical journey, but a mystical one.

Inspired by the magic realism of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Márquez and his novel Love in the Time of CholeraFlorencia en el Amazonas features lush, melodic music and ever-changing backdrops of mysterious beauty.

Music Director Antony Walker conducts; Stephanie Havey directs a revival of Jose Maria Condemi's original production.

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