Five reasons why

Five reasons you won't want to miss Frida.

1. A debut.

Colombian American soprano Catalina Cuervo makes her Portland Opera debut in her signature role as Frida.

“ideal as Frida… Cuervo’s exuberant voice was a soaring arrow one moment, a bright and cutting knife the next. Her titanic performance encompassed Frida’s fire.”
- Opera News describing Cuervo’s performance at Michigan Opera Theatre

2. YAY! It is live & in-person.

Let's gather together again, safely, under (hopefully!) sunny, beautiful Oregon skies. Masks and distance will be required, and we can't wait to welcome you!

3. Poetry.

This piece resonates musically, and resonates with the powerful poetry and beautiful words of award-winning playwright Migdalia Cruz and Hilary Blecher.

4.The music.

This brilliant score by Robert Xavier Rodríguez celebrates the beauty of Mexican folk and art song.

“I decided to follow Diego's model and to write music in the populist genre of musical theater while still maintaining the intricate ensembles and large-scale structural dimensions of opera… Frida interweaves several musical styles —ranging from authentic Mexican folk music to the jazzy musical style of the 1930’s in the New York scenes...”
- composer Robert Xavier Rodríguez

5. Frida. 

This production is about the life and art of iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Her story, her life, and her art inspire us in so many ways. 


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