Florencia en el Amazonas
Composer: Daniel Catán Librettist: Marcela Fuentes-Berain
Florencia Grimaldi is a famous opera singer traveling to perform at the opera house in Manaus, Brazil, in the early 1900s. She also hopes to find her long-lost lover Cristóbal, a butterfly hunter who has disappeared into the Amazon jungle. She journeys up the Amazon river by steamship with a cast of colorful characters including an intrepid female journalist and a couple looking to rekindle their love. As they penetrate deeper into the heart of the Amazon, the passengers and crew realize their voyage is not just a physical journey, but a mystical one. Inspired by the magic realism of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Márquez and his novel Love in the Time of Cholera, Florencia en el Amazonas features lush, melodic music by composer Daniel Catán and ever-changing backdrops of mysterious beauty.