Event

Florencia en el Amazonas
MUSIC BY DANIEL CATÁN
LIBRETTO BY MARCELA FUENTES-BERAIN

EDUARDO DIAZMUÑOZ, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTOR
STEPHEN FIOL, DIRECTOR

Thursday-Saturday, November 8-10, 2012, at 7:30pm; Sunday, November 11, 2012, at 3pm | Tryon Festival Theatre

School of Music Opera Program Series | Beautiful melodies, lush orchestration, and themes inspired by the magical realism of Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez flow throughout this tale of the transformative potential of love. Set in the early 1900s aboard a steamboat on the Amazon River, the story follows Florencia Grimaldi, an opera singer returning to her homeland to perform and, perhaps, to find her long-lost love whose passion unlocked her staggering powers of musical expression. Through a tumultuous journey filled with dreams and revelations, Grimaldi and her fellow passengers experience—and demonstrate—love, faith, and beauty and their liberating power.

Krannert Center audiences warmly welcomed Daniel Catán’s Rappaccini’s Daughter in 2009. Florencia en el Amazonas promises another rare opportunity to bask in the grace, craft, and lyricism of this composer’s work.

Sung in Spanish with English supertitles

The length of this event will be announced when information becomes available.