April 7, 1991
Frida
Composer:Robert Xavier Rodriguez
Librettist:Hilary Blecher and Migdalia Cruz
Synopsis

As a student, Frida spurned the taunts of the other girls, turning instead to the politics of the revolutionaries. When a near-fatal bus accident kept her bedridden, she found her own path to freedom in her paintings. Through love, pain, tragedy, and ultimately death, Frida’s identity and art remain a fierce cry of independence.  Based on the life of iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.


Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
Long Beach OperaFrida6/20/2020 - 6/28/2020
Opera CulturaFrida5/8/2020 - 5/10/2020
Anchorage OperaFrida2/14/2020 - 2/16/2020
Alamo City OperaFrida2/8/2020 - 2/9/2020
Atlanta OperaFrida10/5/2019 - 10/13/2019
Opera SteamboatFrida8/9/2019 - 8/16/2019
Florida Grand OperaFrida3/16/2019 - 3/30/2019
Cincinnati OperaFrida6/23/2017 - 7/8/2017
Long Beach OperaFrida6/17/2017 - 6/25/2017
Michigan Opera TheatreFrida3/7/2015 - 3/28/2015
Houston Grand OperaFrida6/1/1993 - 6/16/1993


OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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The Opera Fund: Audience Development 2015
Opera for a New America 1993
Opera for the Eighties and Beyond 1989
Opera for the Eighties and Beyond 1988

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Musical Style
Eclectic with mariachi-style orchestration; mixture of traditional Mexican folk tunes and old-fashioned popular styles---the waltz, tango, vaudeville, and 20s jazz

Vocal & Musical Forces
Mezzo-Soprano, Baritone, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass, 3 Calaveras(death figures), Character Voices

Original Cast
Helen Schneider (Frida Kahlo)
Marc Krause (Diego Rivera)
Karen Hale (Mother/Lupe Rivera/Mrs. Rockefeller/Mrs. Trotsky)
Alba Quezada (Cristina/Mrs. Ford)
David Toney (Mr. Kahlo/Mr. Rockefeller/A. Cachucha/Edward G. Robinson/Petate Vendor)


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