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Florencia en el Amazonas

Florencia en el Amazonas

Story & Setting:

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

Opera Notes:

Florencia was the first Spanish-language opera commissioned by a major opera company (Houston Grand Opera, 1996). While mythical and fantastic elements unfold alongside the main plot narrative, Catán’s lush music weaves influences from Mexican folksongs, late Italian Romanticism, and even elements of Hollywood film scoring.

Sung in



2 hours & 10 minutes

Daniel Catán (1949-2011)


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