Florencia en el Amazonas

2024sun24mar3:00 pmFlorencia en el AmazonasMet Opera - Live in HD - Stage to Screen3:00 pm BUY TICKETSMORE INFOEvent TypeOpera,Stage to Screen


(Sunday) 3:00 pm



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Sung in Spanish and inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, Mexican composer Daniel Catán’s 1996 opera tells the enchanting story of an opera diva who returns to her native South America to perform at the legendary opera house of Manaus—and to search for her lost lover, who has vanished into the jungle.

The Met premiere stars soprano Ailyn Pérez as Florencia Grimaldi, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to lead a spellbinding new production by Mary Zimmerman that brings the mysterious and magical realm of the Amazon to the Met stage. A distinguished ensemble of artists portray the diva’s fellow travelers on the river boat to Manaus, including soprano Gabriella Reyes as the journalist Rosalba, bass-baritone Greer Grimsley as the ship’s captain, baritone Mattia Olivieri as his enigmatic first mate, tenor Mario Chang as the captain’s nephew Arcadio, and mezzo-soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera and baritone Michael Chioldi as the feuding couple Paula and Alvaro.

“Vivid romanticism … Lyrical, colorful, with GREAT VITALITY … An excellent Ailyn Pérez … her sound LUSTROUS, FULL AND ELEGANT … The orchestra sounds fantastic … An involving production with LOTS OF PLEASURES. ****” —Financial Times 

MAGIC MADE REAL … A true grand opera … One of the [Met’s] most VISUALLY STUNNING AND EMOTIONALLY AFFECTING outings of recent seasons … A perfect choice to bring Spanish-language opera into the mainstream … A FEAST FOR THE EYES.” —Observer 




Estimated Run Time 2h 15m


Adult  $15.95
Youth Free
HST additional
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