Saturday, February 24, 2024
  Local News     Videos     Sports  
‘Florencia en el Amazonas’ Takes Opera Lovers into the Jungle
The colorful “Florencia en el Amazonas” was inspired by the magical realism of Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez. COURTESY: Met LIVE HD
Click to Listen
Thursday, December 7, 2023


The enthralling story of an opera diva searching for her lost lover, a butterfly hunter who has disappeared into the jungle, will be the subject of Met Opera’s Live Simulcast Opera on Saturday.

Daniel Catan’s “Florencia en el Amazonas” will be screened at 10:55 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Magic Lantern Cinemas in Ketchum. The production is being championed locally by the newly renamed Sun Valley Opera and Broadway.

The opera depicts the psychological journey of  passengers traveling down the Amazon River aboard the steamship El Dorado.

Ailyn Perez stars as Florencia Grimaldi, the opera star who returns to her native South America. Yannick Nezet-Seguin is on the podium. The production by Mary Zimmerman was inspired by the magical realism of Colombian novelist and short story writer and Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who is considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century in Latin America.

The characters are inspired by Garcia Marquez, and the libretto was provided by Marcela Fuentes-Berain, a student of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

It was the first Spanish-language opera commissioned by major U.S. opera houses—in this case, Seattle Opera, Los Angeles Opera and Houston Grand Opera.

The Magic Lantern takes cash only.


~  Today's Topics ~

Stanley Winterfest Prompts a Yabadabadoo
Disgraced Asks Deep Questions About Cultural Identities
Ellsworth Inn’s Contents Repurposed as Million Dollar Matching Grant Offered

The only online daily news media service in the Wood River Valley. We are the community leader, publishing 7 days a week. Our publication features current news articles, local sports and engaging video content in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Karen Bossick / Michael Hobbs

Leisa Hollister
Chief Marketing Officer

P.O. Box 1453, Ketchum, ID 83340

© Copyright 2022 Eye on Sun Valley