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The Metropolitan Opera: Florencia en el Amazonas

The Metropolitan Opera: Florencia en el Amazonas
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Released: December 9, 2023
Director: Yannick Nzet-Sguin
Producer: Mary Zimmerman
Studio: The Metropolitan Opera
Cast: Ailyn Prez, Gabriella Reyes, Greer Grimsley, Mattia Olivieri, Mario Chang, Nancy Fabiola Herrera, Michael Chioldi
Genre: Opera
Length: 155 minutes

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The Metropolitan Opera: Florencia en el Amazonas Overview

Sung in Spanish and inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel Garca Mrquez, Mexican composer Daniel Catns 1996 opera focuses on an opera diva, Florencia Grimaldi, who returns to her native Brazil to perform and search for her lost lover, who has vanished into the jungle. The Met premiere stars soprano Ailyn Prez as Florenciain a role debutin a new production by Mary Zimmerman that brings the mystical realm of the Amazon to the Met stage. The distinguished ensemble of artists portraying the divas fellow travelers on the river boat to Manaus features Gabriella Reyes as the journalist Rosalba, bass-baritone Greer Grimsley as the ships captain, baritone Mattia Olivieri as his enigmatic first mate, tenor Mario Chang as the captains nephew Arcadio, and mezzo-soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera and baritone Michael Chioldi as the feuding couple Paula and lvaro, with Yannick Nzet-Sguin on the podium.

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