Colorado Opera and Florencia.
Our friends at Opera Colorado are shortly about to open their production of Florencia en el Amazonas, a gorgeous Spanish-language opera that is part of Utah Opera’s 2012-13 Season. They were on Colorado Public Radio the other day, talking about the production. Have a listen here! There are some great musical examples and insight into the inspiration behind the opera.
Florencia en el Amazons is the story of an opera diva who returns to her homeland in hopes of finding her long-lost love, a butterfly collector who has disappeared in the jungle. On the voyage, mystical forces show her and her traveling companions just how powerful love can be. Reality, fantasy, and dreams intertwine with Daniel Catán’s thrilling music as Florencia transforms her regrets into inextinguishable hope.