At the core of Florencia en el Amazonas are three simultaneous love stories – the young love of Rosalba and Arcadio, the possibility of love rekindled for mid-life lovers Paula and Alvaro, and most importantly, transformative love embodied by Florencia whose plaintive search for her long lost love, Cristobal, sets the scene for this magical voyage in the butterfly-filled Amazon. The lush and romantic music reminiscent of Puccini and masterfully interpreted by Grant Gershon and the LA Opera Orchestra continues to get rave reviews from audiences and press alike.
"...the outstanding conducting of Grant Gershon… unraveled new layers of wonder in Catán's orchestration...Thanks to the LA Opera Orchestra, this ol’ man Amazon really rolls along!” Los Angeles Times
Conductor Grant Gershon “deftly harnesses the talented orchestra to deliver the delicate subtleties of the score, including teasing, atmospheric woodwinds, native Latin American percussion, and triumphant French horns.” Frontiers Magazine
"A modern opera with mass appeal!" LA Daily News
“Beautiful music, a touching story, and a fabulous venue make Florencia en el Amazonas a compelling reason to plan a night at LA Opera.” AXS Entertainment Arts
You only have four more chances to see one of the most successful contemporary operas of modern times before it sails on to the next port, December 10, 14, 18, and 20.
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