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Occurs on Sunday March 24 2024

Approximate running time: 2 hours and 50 minutes


King's Theatre
209 St. George Street
Annapolis Royal NS B0S 1A0

Event Notes

× Sung in Spanish and inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, Mexican composer Daniel Catán’s 1996 opera tells the enchanting story of an opera diva who returns to her native South America to perform at the legendary opera house of Manaus—and to search for her lost lover, who has vanished into the jungle.

The Met premiere stars soprano Ailyn Pérez as Florencia Grimaldi, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to lead a spellbinding new production by Mary Zimmerman that brings the mysterious and magical realm of the Amazon to the Met stage. A distinguished ensemble of artists portray the diva’s fellow travelers on the river boat to Manaus, including soprano Gabriella Reyes as the journalist Rosalba, bass-baritone Greer Grimsley as the ship’s captain, baritone Mattia Olivieri as his enigmatic first mate, tenor Mario Chang as the captain’s nephew Arcadio, and mezzo-soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera and baritone Michael Chioldi as the feuding couple Paula and Alvaro.

“Vivid romanticism … Lyrical, colorful, with GREAT VITALITY … An excellent Ailyn Pérez … her sound LUSTROUS, FULL AND ELEGANT … The orchestra sounds fantastic … An involving production with LOTS OF PLEASURES. ****” —Financial Times

“MAGIC MADE REAL … A true grand opera … One of the [Met’s] most VISUALLY STUNNING AND EMOTIONALLY AFFECTING outings of recent seasons … A perfect choice to bring Spanish-language opera into the mainstream … A FEAST FOR THE EYES.” —Observer


Estimated Run Time 2h 15m

Adult: $15.95
Youth (under 18): Free
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