'El último sueño de Frida y Diego' at Los Angeles Opera

'El último sueño de Frida y Diego' at Los Angeles Opera
Scene from 2022 World Premiere at San Diego Opera

On a purely visual level, 'Frida y Diego' is an endless delight...Frank’s score matches this bounty note for note and shade for shade...alluring and beautifully crafted. - Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

Los Angeles Opera presents Gabriela Lena Frank and Nilo Cruz's El último sueño de Frida y Diego (The Last Dream of Frida and Diego) from November 18 to December 9, 2023.

Lorena Maza's production enjoys its third staging in Los Angeles, following recent success at the San Diego and San Francisco Operas. 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. 

Co-commissioned by San Francisco Opera, San Diego Opera, Fort Worth Opera and DePauw University, El último sueño de Frida y Diego is Frank’s long-awaited first opera, set to an original Spanish-language libretto by her longtime collaborator and Pulitzer-winning playwright Nilo Cruz. 

A fantastical exploration of the relationship between two Latin American icons, the opera imagines the great muralist Diego Rivera’s final days on earth. During the celebration of Día de muertos (Day of the Dead), surrounded by candles and the fragrance of marigolds, Rivera longs to see his deceased wife Frida Kahlo once more. Catrina, the keeper of the souls, approaches Frida in the afterlife, and explains that Diego yearns for his beloved wife as the end of his life approaches. For only 24 hours, Frida and Diego will relive their tumultuous love through their artwork, and embrace the passion they shared. The artists‘ own emblematic paintings merge with a folklore-inspired score to breathe new life into the love-hate saga of Frida and Diego.

For more information, please contact your local Wise Music Promotion Team.

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