The next presentation by Sun Valley Opera and Broadway’s Live Simulcast Opera Performances is Florencia en el Amazones on Saturday, December 9, 2023. More information can be found at www.sunvalleyopera.com.
Inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas tells the enthralling story of an opera diva who returns to her native South America to search for her lost lover, who has vanished into the jungle. Ailyn Pérez stars as Florencia Grimaldi, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to lead a spellbinding new production by Mary Zimmerman.
Fluidity—of time, place, emotion, and even of identity—is at the core of Florencia en el Amazonas. It is ostensibly the tale of passengers traveling down the Amazon River aboard the steamship El Dorado; the real drama, though, lies in the psychological journeys that each character undertakes. The libretto, by Marcela Fuentes-Berain, is an original story rich in allusion to other tales that skirt the border between drama and fantasy. Fuentes-Berain was a student of Gabriel García Márquez, whose style of magical informs the plot.
Doors open at 10:30am. The concession counter will be open. The production begins at 10:55am.
The Magic Lantern is located at 100 East 2nd Street in Ketchum and tickets can be purchased at the door. Magic Lantern is a cash only business. Mlcinemas.com