Frida – the bilingual opera by Robert Xavier Rodriguez // San Jose
Frida the bilingual opera by Robert Xavier Rodriguez.
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.
April 29 & 30th, 2022
Mexican Heritage Theater – School of Arts & Culture @ MHP
1700 Alum Rock Ave.
San Jose , CA 95116
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.
Friday, April 29th at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 30th at 2pm ( Matinee)
Saturday, April 30th at 7:30pm
Ticket prices $10.00 – $50.00
Opera is mostly sung in English with Spanish interjections.
MUSIC: ROBERT XAVIER RODRIGUEZ
BOOK: HILARY BLECHER
LYRICS AND MONOLOGUES: MIGDALIA CRUZ
Conductor – PAULA NAVA MADRIGAL
Stage Director – IGOR VIEIRA.
VACCINATION AND MASK POLICY:
All 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). Ticket holder will be sent a link via email to upload copy of vaccination card. Note: All Opera Cultura staff ( artists and crew) are required to have been vaccinated and received booster shot.
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.
HANNA SOCORRO as FRIDA
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Conductor Paula Nava Madrigal
Stage Director – Igor Vieira
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)