Reality and Fantasy Come Together During This Jaw-Dropping Opera Performance
The Wortham Center is home to Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera. Since its opening in 1987, Wortham has entertained more than 8 million people. Bold and beautiful, the Wortham is a facility like no other. It is a masterful, creative playground for performing artists and offers an array of public spaces, both monumental and intimate.
Don’t miss out on an upcoming performance hosted by the Wortham Theatre Center of “Florencia En El Amazonas,” which is staged at the on-site Brown Theatre.
After leaving South America 20 years ago to pursue a music career, legendary opera singer Florencia Grimaldi journeys home to give a concert and to find Cristóbal, the true love she left all those years ago. Reality and fantasy come together for Florencia and her fellow passengers on the riverboat El Dorado as they travel down the mysterious Amazon toward uncharted fates.
Florencia en el Amazonas concerns what its Mexican-born composer described as “the journey to transcendent love…with all its intricacies, subtleties, wretchedness, and glorious happiness.” It employs magic realism, a narrative technique that is characterized by the matter-of-fact inclusion of fantastic or mythical elements into seemingly realistic fiction.
The opera is built around sympathetic and generally believable characters. Catán paints them in richly varied music of ravishing beauty, particularly for the protagonist, Florencia. This opera will be in two acts with one intermission and is appropriate for all ages.
At Oaks of Westchase Apartments in Houston, Texas, we find it important to attend events that stray from your typical routine. With that being said, we hope that this event will add something unique to your day. Be sure to check it out on Sunday!
Sunday, January 20, 2019—2:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Wortham Theater Center
501 Texas Street
Houston, Texas 77002