- Sunday February 13, 2022 at 2pm
- Wednesday February 16 at 7:30pm
- Friday February 18 at 7:30pm
- Sunday February 20 at 2pm
at the National Hispanic Cultural Center
Music / Robert Xavier Rodriguez
Libretto / Hilary Blecher and Migdalia Cruz
Frida is a lively celebration of one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century. The music of composer Robert Xavier Rodríguez bridges the gap between opera and music theatre, drawing inspiration from Gershwin, Sondheim and Kurt Weill.
Frida Kahlo painted 55 self portraits, each one offering us a revealing look at the artist at a single point in her life. Similarly, the opera is episodic, and captures the most poignant moments from her life, from the traffic accident at 18 that forever altered the course of her life, to her political development, and her turbulent relationship with Diego Rivera and her sister Cristina.
Diego Rivera / José Sacín
Woman I (Cristina Kahlo / Mrs. Ford) / Laura León
Conductor / Zoe Zeniodi
Director / John de los Santos
Running time: 3 hours
-English translations are projected above the stage for all operas-