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Florida Grand Opera presents Frida
Seeded by fgo on 14 Feb 2019
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Author: Florida Grand Opera
Florida Grand Opera presents the South Florida premiere of Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s biopic opera, Frida, based on the legendary life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Wracked by agonizing pain, and caught up in a story marriage to Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo was engulfed with agony that fueled her paintings. She created fifty-five self-portraits, but no portrait of her is quite as revealing as the one in this opera. Directed and Choreographed by Marco Pelle from the New York Theatre Ballet and previously directed Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera (2017, A Masked Ball), as well as Ballet Choreographer on Ryan Murphy’s Pose (FX Television Network). Featuring Colombian soprano Catalina Cuervo (2013, Maria de Buenos Aires) as Frida Kahlo, and making his Miami debut, Bass-baritone Ricardo Herrero as Diego Rivera. The colorful score is a perfect match for the passionate art, conducted by Roberto Kalb with the Florida Grand Opera Orchestra. This opera reflects Frida Kahlo’s hidden dreams and inspi