Jan 31 - Feb 2

Florencia en el Amazonas - NC Opera

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Background of orange, pink, green, and teal with a girl's face and butterflies
Jan 31 - Feb 2
January 31 - 7:30 PM
February 2 - 2:00 PM
Background of orange, pink, green, and teal with a girl's face and butterflies

Composed by Daniel Catán
Libretto by Marcela Fuentes-Berain
Presented under license from Associated Music Publishers, Inc., copyright owner.
Performed in Spanish with English supertitles.

*Company Premiere

North Carolina Opera's first ever Spanish language opera! Embark on a magical and mysterious journey along the mighty Amazon. Glamorous opera legend Florencia Grimaldi is traveling incognito by steamboat through the enchanted rainforest in hopes of finding her long lost love. Wracked by storms and a cholera outbreak, she and her fellow passengers are drawn deeper into the Amazon, where fantasy and reality intertwine, and their hopes and dreams are tested. 

Florencia en al Amazonas sounds and feels like Puccini and Debussy, with murmurs of Ravel and the film music of Technicolor epics. The music glistens like sun on the river; it is graceful and ravishing.” – Robert Levine, Bachtrack

“The Mexican composer’s style is firmly, richly tonal and melodically effusive, with soaring vocal lines; the orchestration dazzles.” – Andrew Farach-Colton, Gramophone

FEATURING Vanessa Vasquez, Richard Ollarsaba, Marlen Nahhas, Jason Karn, Levi Hernandez, and Claudia Chapa
CONDUCTED BY Joseph Mechavich

Now available to NC Opera season subscribers at NCOpera.org or by calling the NCO Box Office at 919.792.3853. Tickets available to the general public July 18.