as part of Metropolitan Opera Live
Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series: Inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, Mexican composer Daniel Catán’s 1996 opera, FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS, tells the enchanting story of a Brazilian opera diva who returns to her homeland to perform at the legendary opera house of Manaus – and to search for her lost lover, who has vanished into the jungle. The December 9 performance stars soprano Ailyn Pérez as Florencia Grimaldi, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to lead a spellbinding new production by Mary Zimmerman that brings the mysterious and magical realm of the Amazon to the Met stage. A distinguished ensemble of artists portray the diva’s fellow travelers on the river boat to Manaus, including soprano Gabriella Reyes as the journalist Rosalba, bass-baritone Greer Grimsley as the ship’s captain, baritone Mattia Olivieri as his enigmatic first mate, tenor Mario Chang as the captain’s nephew Arcadio, and mezzo-soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera and baritone Michael Chioldi as the feuding couple Paula and Álvaro. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met's award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe. The Starlight Room has only 46 seats; advance tickets recommended. The theatre opens at least 30 minutes, and up to 45 minutes in advance. Please arrive early in order to secure your preferred seats, especially for parties of 2 or more.
Tickets for the upcoming season will go on sale, both online and at the box office, starting Wednesday, July 26th at 3pm.
*Pre-sale tickets are availble for Metropolitan Members starting on Thursday, July 20th at 12pm, at the box office only. Met Members must present their Priority Pass before completing purchases.
Sung in Spanish with English subtitles. 2h 35m.