Composed by Robert Xavier Rodríguez
Lyrics by Migdalia Cruz
Book by Hilary Blecher

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Frida is a vibrant celebration of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century—brought to life by the beautiful music of Mexican American composer Robert Xavier Rodríguez. In two poetic acts, we follow moments from Frida Kahlo’s life - the traffic accident that changes her physical abilities, her turbulent relationship with Diego Rivera, the men and women that she loves, and the iconic art she creates as she changes the world.

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90 minutes
English & Spanish with captions

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About the Composer & Librettist

Learn more about Mexican American composer Robert Xavier Rodríguez, award-winning playwright Migdalia Cruz, and Hilary Blecher, who wrote the book.

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Production Information

We're working on a plan to present Frida as a safe outdoor production, with the option to view it digitally as well. Digital access would be made available for a limited time on Portland Opera Onscreen.

Additional ticket information will be shared soon, as we continue to develop guidance with our team of medical experts and local health authorities.

Community sponsors

Portland Opera appreciates the ongoing support of our generous donors, National Endowment for the Arts, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Community Foundation, Regional Arts and Culture Council, including support from the City of Portland, Multnomah County, and the Arts Education & Access Fund, and special support from The CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund.