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Lyric Opera presenting 'Florencia en el Amazonas' Nov. 13-28
2021-10-21

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During Nov. 13-28, Lyric Opera of Chicago will run the company premiere of Florencia en el Amazonas—the first Spanish-language work to be presented as part of Lyric's mainstage opera season.

There will be evening performances on Nov. 14, 18 and 26, and matinees on Nov. 21 and 28.

Written by Daniel Catan and Marcela Fuentes-Berain, the opera tells the story of a glamorous opera diva on a life-changing journey by boat to her hometown of Manaus, Brazil, where she is to perform at the opera house and hopefully reconnect with her long-lost lover, a butterfly hunter.

Ana María Martínez returns to Lyric for her 11th mainstage role, following roles as such as Cio-Cio-San, in Madama Butterfly; Tatiana. in Eugene Onegin; and the title role in Rusalka.

Florencia runs for two hours and five minutes, including one intermission. It will be performed in Spanish with projected English texts.

To purchase tickets, visit www.lyricopera.org/shows/upcoming/2021-22/florencia-en-el-amazonas/ .

All audience members are required to be vaccinated. For updated information about Lyric's ongoing health and safety protocols, visit lyricopera.org/safety.


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