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Composer:Robert Xavier Rodriguez
Librettist:Hilary BlecherMigdalia Cruz
The story of the passionate life of famed Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Frida presents the inner world of a woman who overcame a debilitating illness resulting from a bus accident, was married to her painting mentor Diego Rivera, and emerged as one of the most distinctive painters of her time.

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Opera OrlandoFrida1/26/2024 - 1/28/2024
El Paso OperaFrida8/27/2022 - 8/27/2022
El Paso OperaFrida8/27/2022 - 8/27/2022
Opera CulturaFrida4/29/2022 - 5/1/2022
Detroit OperaFrida2/26/2022 - 2/27/2022
Opera SouthwestFrida2/18/2022 - 2/20/2022
Portland OperaFrida6/22/2021 - 6/27/2021
Anchorage OperaFrida2/14/2020 - 2/16/2020
Alamo City OperaFrida2/8/2020 - 2/9/2020
Atlanta OperaFrida10/5/2019 - 10/13/2019
Opera SteamboatFrida8/9/2019 - 8/16/2019
Florida Grand OperaFrida3/16/2019 - 3/30/2019
Cincinnati OperaFrida6/23/2017 - 7/8/2017
Long Beach OperaFrida6/17/2017 - 6/25/2017
Detroit OperaFrida3/7/2015 - 3/28/2015
Houston Grand OperaFrida6/1/1993 - 6/16/1993

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Musical Style
Eclectic with mariachi-style orchestration; mixture of traditional Mexican folk tunes and old-fashioned popular styles---the waltz, tango, vaudeville, and 20s jazz

Vocal & Musical Forces
Mezzo-Soprano, Baritone, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass, 3 Calaveras(death figures), Character Voices

Original Cast
Helen Schneider (Frida Kahlo)
Marc Krause (Diego Rivera)
Karen Hale (Mother/Lupe Rivera/Mrs. Rockefeller/Mrs. Trotsky)
Alba Quezada (Cristina/Mrs. Ford)
David Toney (Mr. Kahlo/Mr. Rockefeller/A. Cachucha/Edward G. Robinson/Petate Vendor)

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