the bilingual opera by Robert Xavier Rodriguez
April 29 & 30th, 2022
Mexican Heritage Theater - School of Arts & Culture @ MHP
1700 Alum Rock Ave.
San Jose , CA 95116
Conductor - PAULA NAVA MADRIGAL
Stage Director - IGOR VIEIRA
VACCINATION AND MASK POLICY - Eligible children and audience members are required to have proof of vaccination and booster shots. Masks are required inside theater. Mask may be temporarily removed in theater lobby during intermission to consume beverages or food sold by Opera Cultura).
More specific information is in the description listed on the TIX.com Frida ticket listing.
NOTE - Some scenes may not be suitable for younger children.
LIMITED SEATING AND SOME ROWS RESERVED FOR SPACIAL DISTANCE - We are limiting the number of seats available for sale in the theater. In addition, some rows have additional spacial distance between rows.
This production is supported in part by:
FRIDA ARTIST SPONSORS
Artista & Maestro Circle Donors:
A show you won't want to miss! Opera Cultura presents the Northern California premiere of the bilingual opera Frida by Mexican-American composer Robert Xavier Rodriguez. The highly-regarded opera, which incorporates music from Mexican folk traditions, tells the dramatic story of the life of Frida Kahlo - one of the most visionary and iconic artists of the twentieth century.
HANNA SOCORRO as FRIDA
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Conductor Paula Nava Madrigal
The company debut of Paula Nava Madrigal was partially supported by OPERA America’s Opera Grants for Women Stage Directors and Conductors, generously funded by the Marineau Family Foundation.
Stage Director - Igor Vieira
Sung in both Spanish and English, Frida is the story of renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, wife of the country’s great muralist Diego Rivera. Her tortured life unfolds in a flowing succession of scenes. Diego’s preoccupation with art and other women shrivel Frida’s soul and her demands for love drain him; they need one another desperately. Divorce is imminent. Frida’s health deteriorates; only painting permits emotional release, translating her agonies into a series of canvases. Her fate is to live alone, engulfed by pain, but her paintings live forever, reflecting hidden dreams and inspiring courage to transcend conventional boundaries.
Hanna Socorro - Frida
Octavio Perez Bustamante - Diego Rivera
Kristin Lund - Woman 1
Deborah Rosengaus - Woman 2
Sergio Gonazalez - Man 1
Ryan Bradford - Man 2
Kathryn Benedicto - Calavera 1
Elizabeth Patterson - Calevera 2
Celeste Camerena - Frida (Understudy)
Jeremy Williams - Diego ( Understudy)