About this Event
135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA, 90012https://visionsandvoices.usc.edu/eventdetails/?event_id=43668796833194
LA Opera: El Último Sueño de Frida y Diego
An Experience L.A. Event
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
El Último Sueño de Frida y Diego will run at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from November 18 through December 9. To attend a performance on your own, visit laopera.org for more information.
Admission is free and open to current USC students only, who must use the provided transportation to participate. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Check-in for the event will begin at 5:15 p.m. on campus. Buses will depart at 6 p.m. and return to campus at 10:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided.
“Opera is an ideal medium for fusing magic and reality, and El Último Sueño de Frida y Diego... does just that with sensitivity and charm.”—Wall Street Journal
Mexico’s most iconic artists (and infamously stormy lovers) leap off the canvas in this new musical portrait from GRAMMY Award–winning composer Gabriela Lena Frank and Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Nilo Cruz. When a desperate wish on Day of the Dead reunites Diego Rivera with his wife, Frida Kahlo, he jumps at the chance to seek forgiveness. But Frida refuses to return to the world that caused her so much pain, until another departed soul inspires her to look back at the art (and the man) she once loved.
LA Opera resident conductor Lina González-Granados commands a cast packed with international talent, including Daniela Mack, Alfredo Daza, and Ana María Martínez, in this tribute to one of the most pivotal romances in history. The artists‘ own emblematic paintings merge with a folklore-inspired score to breathe new life into the love-hate saga of Frida and Diego.
“On a purely visual level, Frida y Diego is an endless delight,” writes Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle. “Frank’s score matches this bounty note for note and shade for shade.”
Created in 1986 by a team of visionaries, LA Opera has become a leader in artistic innovation, while honoring the great historical legacy of opera. Its mission is to serve the public by producing world-class opera that preserves, promotes, and advances the art form while embodying the diversity, pioneering spirit, and artistic sensibility unique to Los Angeles. Its vision is an engaged and enlightened community in which all members have the opportunity to collectively enjoy the rich aesthetic and emotional, intellectual, and cultural experience of opera.
Presented by USC Visions and Voices.