Opera Southwest: Frida
February 18, 2022 - February 20, 2022
February 18 19, & 20, 2022
Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm
Sunday, February 20th are SOLD OUT!
Presented by Opera Southwest and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Frida is a lively celebration of one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century. Based on the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, it is a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in Spanish with both Spanish and English translation supertitles, and presented in two acts with one intermission. The music of composer Robert Xavier Rodriguez bridges the gap between opera and music theatre, drawing inspiration from Gershwin, Sondheim, and Kurt Weill; the libretto is by Hilary Blecher and Migdalia Cruz.
$21, $41, $62, $83, $103 with discounts for groups of 8 or more, anyone 30 years old or younger, and Opera for All with a WIC or EBT card.
Frida Kahlo painted 55 self-portraits, each one offering us a revealing look at the artist at a single point in her life. Similarly, the opera is episodic, and captures the most poignant moments from her life, from her fateful traffic accident at the age of 18 to her political development and her turbulent relationships with Diego Rivera and her sister Cristina.
Robert Xavier Rodriguez’ Frida is a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in Spanish with both Spanish and English translation supertitles. Presented in two acts with one intermission.
Presented in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Frida is based on the life and work of the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
The Opera Southwest respectfully requests visitors to wear masks during the performance. Proof of vaccination is required for the performance.