This Saturday, The Utah Opera is presenting Florencia en el Amazonas — their first ever opera sung in Spanish. Mexico’s Daniel Catán was first performed in 1996 as a commission for Houston Grand Opera, Los Angeles Opera and Seattle Opera and was the first Spanish-language opera to be commissioned by major United States opera houses.
The two-act story tells of Florencia Grimaldi, a famous soprano returning to her homeland to sing at the opera house in Manaus with the hope that her performance will attract Cristobal, a butterfly hunter who has disappeared into the jungle. She boards the El Dorado and travels down the Amazon River.
The opera is offering Artes and friends of Artes 2 for 1 tickets AND $10 tickets for students! If you want to tell the Utah Opera that you want more operas in Spanish make a point to attend this one. Support Spanish programming and celebrate Mexican artists!
If you want to attend opening night this Saturday, January 19th take advantage of this offer.
For more information: http://www.utahopera.org/performances/florencia-en-el-amazonas