September 9th, 7:00 PM at the Mexican Cultural Institute

September 20th - 28th at the Kennedy Center

 

Join opera director Francesca Zambello and other special guests on September 9th at the Mexican Cultural Institute for a discussion on this modern operatic classic. Singers from the production will preview the opera in a musical program following the discussion. The complete opera will play at the Kennedy Center on September 20, 22, 24, 26, and 28.

Inspired by the magical realism of Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez (Love in the Time of Cholera), Florencia in the Amazon was the first-ever Spanish-language commission by major U.S. opera companies, and an instant audience smash when it premiered in 1996. Don't miss the groundbreaking opera when it comes to the Kennedy Center for a limited engagement this September!

Two-time Grammy Award-winning American soprano Christine Goerke stars as a famous opera singer who embarks upon an enchanted riverboat journey in late Mexican American composer Daniel Catán's mesmerizing opera. Returning after 20 years to her South American homeland of Brazil, Florencia Grimaldi boards the El Dorado in disguise and heads up the Amazon to sing at an opera house in the capital. Along the way, she hopes to track down her long-lost lover, a butterfly hunter who has disappeared in the jungle. Beset by storms and a cholera outbreak, Florencia and her fellow travelers are carried deeper into the rain forest, while Ríolobo, a mystical river creature, guides them to life-changing revelations.

2829 16th Street NW DC
Washington, DC 20009
Tuesday, September 9th, 6:45pm
Free Admission

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, DC 20566
September 20th - 28th
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Thursday, September 11th, 7:00pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute

 

Do not miss the once in a lifetime opportunity to see the Latin Grammy award winning Cuarteto Latinoamericano. Famed for their extensive repertoire of Latin American work, the Cuarteto brings an elegant and refined touch to string quartet compositions. The group had released a number of records and received numerous awards including a 2012 Latin Grammy for Best Classical Recording. They will be performing works from composers such as George Gershwin, Samuel Barber, Mario Lavista, and many more.

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2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Thursday, September 11th, 7:00pm
Free Admission

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Wednesday, September 24th, 6:45pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute

 

Be sure to witness México Mágico, the Mexico City Woodwind Quintet's performance at the Mexican Cultural Institute. Regarded as one of the foremost chamber music groups in Mexico today, the Quintet is formed of members of the National Symphony Orchestra, the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Mexico State Symphony Orchestra. The group's international backgrounds lend a unique sound to their performance of contemporary compositions.

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2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Wednesday, September 24th, 6:45pm
Free Admission

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Tuesday, October 7th, 6:45pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute

 

Experience the beautiful work of Silvia Navarrete, renowned as one of the most emblematic Mexican pianists. Her emotional expression, quality of sound, and deep understanding of styles have won her great acclaim. She has studied her craft all over the world and has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras including the principal orchestras of Mexico and the National Orchestra of China, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Shanghai, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Argentina.

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2829 16th Street NW DC
Washington, DC 20009
Tuesday, October 7th, 6:45pm
Free Admission

To RSVP, click here