New NEA grant to San Diego Opera for Kahlo/Rivera project

What happens when artists fall in love? When it’s Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera… fireworks! And then plenty of stories to tell.  San Diego Opera has received special funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to help tell one of those tales, with a $25K grant for a new opera entitled The Last Dream … Read more

Small cast, big performances and beautiful pictures make LBO’s ‘Frida’ a can’t-miss treat

The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach was the venue for Long Beach Opera‘s latest production of Robert Xavier Rodriguez‘s opera Frida, based on the life of painter Frida Kahlo. Before the performance, the audience had the chance to view exhibits at the museum, and then went outside to the sculpture garden for … Read more

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 … Read more

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