The Florida Grand Opera returns to its original home at the storied Miami-Dade County Auditorium with the premiere of Frida on Thursday, Mar. 21, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Mar. 23, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Mar. 24, at 3 p.m.
Part of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the auditorium is located at 2901 W. Flagler St. in the heart of Miami’s world-famous Little Havana neighborhood.
Florida Grand Opera’s return to the Miami-Dade County Auditorium signals the important role the arts play in celebrating diversity. Frida is sung in English and Spanish with English and Spanish projected translations. Presenting top diverse talent and bilingual projected translations, a longstanding practice of the auditorium, have been central in cementing its reputation as the premier center showcasing Hispanic arts in Miami.
Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s colorful score is a perfect match for the passionate art of the legendary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Although the artist was wracked by agonizing physical pain and was in a stormy marriage to muralist Diego Rivera, the flame that fueled Kahlo’s art kept burning. She created 55 self-portraits that are celebrated throughout the world.
Frida honors the woman, her art and her life with a fusion of opera, Mariachi-style orchestration and Mexican folkloric music, Broadway and musical theater as it paints a portrait of Mexico’s greatest artist.
The doors open 90 minutes before show time. Free parking is available on site. Tickets, $35-$102, are available for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com or in person at the box office.
No late seating or reentry is allowed. Children are not allowed due to adult content and partial nudity.
For more information about the Miami-Dade County Auditorium call 305- 547-5414 or visit www.miamidadecountyauditorium.org.