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An Overture to Frida

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
12:00 AM
UMMA Apse

Presented by the Michigan Opera Theatre

The Michigan Opera Theatre launches the first MOT Ann Arbor Opera Club, and you're invited to attend! Come enjoy this intimate highlights concert from the new MOT production of the opera Frida (music by Robert Xavier Rodriguez, book by Hilary Blecher, and lyrics by Migdalia Cruz). Catalina Cuervo as Frida Kahlo, brings the opera to life in concert form at UMMA.

At age 18 Frida was badly injured in a traffic accident, which necessitated many medical procedures. Her recovery in isolation, as well as a lifetime in physical pain, profoundly influenced her paintings--some of the most compelling of the 20th century.

The opera celebrates Kahlo’s vivacious spirit, talent, sexuality, and fragility, with splashes of music as colorful as her artwork.  UMMA Senior Curator for Western Art, Carole McNamara, will kick off the evening with remarks on Kahlo's life and importance as an artist.

This program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Reception to follow.

For more information about the full production performances scheduled for the Macomb Center, the Berman Theatre, and the DIA, please contact the Michigan Opera Theatre.