Florencia en el Amazonas
June 22 7:30PM
June 23 7:30PM
June 25 7:30PM
June 26 4:00PM
New York Premiere
After 20 years of thrilling audiences across the country, Florencia en el Amazonas makes its City Opera premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater. Daniel Catán’s passionate, sensuous opera, inspired by the magical realism of Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez, has become one of the most popular and frequently performed contemporary operas. The first Spanish-language opera ever commissioned by a major American opera company, Florencia en el Amazonas, inaugurates City Opera’s Spanish-language series Ópera en Español.
An original production of Nashville Opera
Conceived by John Hoomes with Barry Steele and Cara Schneider
Production support provided by Stellar Life and Ruth Roberts Cowan
American Bass, Kevin Thompson, (Capitán) possesses a voice with extraordinary range, depth and color combined with a commanding stage presence. San Francisco Classical Voice praised him as "A mountain of a voice, with resonance from the Escorial of Philip II, the throne of Boris Godunov, and the majestic court of Sarastro. Thompson delivered all the goods." Mr. Thompson began the 2014-2015 season singing the role of Ahmed Sumani in the world premiere of Qadar at the Kennedy Center, followed by a return engagement with Opera Santa Barbara as Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis at the Kennedy Center with the Washington Chorus, and Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Mephistopheles in Faust with West Bay Opera. This season he debuts at Opera Carolina as Zemfira’s father in Aleko, joins Opera Santa Barbara as Commendatore in Don Giovanni, performs Verdi’s Requiem with the National Chorale at Avery Fisher Hall, and joins the National Philharmonic for Handel’s Messiah and Wagner’s Rienzi at the Kennedy Center. This summer he performs Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Walnut Creek Festival.