Opera in full color

Undeniably one of the most colorful, groundbreaking and tragic figures in art history, Frida Kahlo has been the subject of numerous books, films, and now operas.  One of the latest stage endeavors about the iconic artist opens this weekend at Long Beach Opera, with five performances in two locations (Long Beach’s Museum of Latin American Art and one performance at Grand Performances in downtown LA), through June 25th.

The opera by Robert Xavier Rodriguez is as dramatically explosive as Kahlo’s own work, and this production stars mezzo-soprano Laura Virella in the challenging title role.  Be sure to look for Lister fave Bernardo Bermudez as Diego Rivera, as well as featured performers Jonathan Lacayo, David Castillo, Alejandra Martinez and Joanna Ceja.  The production is designed and directed by Andreas Mitisek, conducted by Kristof Van Grysperre, and lit by Dan Weingarten.

Long Beach Opera presents
Robert Xavier Rodríguez’

Frida

June 17 — MOLAA
June 18 — MOLAA
June 23 — Grand Performances
June 24 — MOLAA
June 25 — MOLAA

All performances start at 8pm

 

Details and tickets

Calendar listing

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