Florencia en el Amazonas

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  • New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
  • Mary Zimmerman Production

Daniel Catán

Florencia en el Amazonas


A rare Met Opera production sung in Spanish. Florencia en el Amazonas is a creation by the Mexican composer Daniel Catán, a work that has catapulted him to international recognition. Inspired by the literary universe of Gabriel García Márquez, it tells of the return to Manaus of a Brazilian lyrical singer diva, not only to perform at the historic local hall, but also to search for an old love who disappeared in the jungle. Starring Ailyn Pérez, who has shone in recent Met productions, it features direction by conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin and staging by Mary Zimmerman.


Marcela Fuentes-Berain Libretto
Riccardo Hernández Set designer
Ana Kuzmanić Costume designer
T.J. Gerckens Lighting designer
Katy Tucker Projection designer
Alex Sanchez Choreographer

CAST — In order of vocal appearance

Tyler Simpson Sailor (Bass-Baritone)
Mattia Olivieri Riolobo (Baritone)
Gabriella Reyes Rosalba (Soprano)
Nancy Fabiola Herrera Paula (Mezzo-Soprano)
Michael Chioldi Alvaro (Barítono)
Greer Grimsley Captain (Bass-Baritone)
Ailyn Pérez Florencia Grimaldi (Soprano)
Mario Chang Arcadio (Tenor)
Dandara Veiga Hummingbird (Dancer)
Griffin Massey Heron (Dancer)
Chris Ignacio, Leah  Ogawa, Tom Lee Puppeteers

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