June 13–30, 2023
Gabriela Lena Frank
Starting at $31
Approximately 2 hours 14 minutes including one intermission
Sung in Spanish with English and Spanish supertitles
Divided in life. United in eternity.
It's been three years since she passed. Now on the Day of the Dead in 1957, a lonely, ailing Diego Rivera makes a final wish: to see his wife Frida Kahlo once more. And the underworld heeds his call.
Journey through this bold world of desire and release in a pioneering new opera by Bay Area composer Gabriela Lena Frank and the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz.
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PRE-SHOW COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
WAR MEMORIAL OPERA HOUSE COURTYARD
Join us in the courtyard next to the War Memorial Opera House for a free and open to the public pre-show community celebration, featuring accessibly priced Mexican bites, presentation by Ensamble Folclórico Colibrí, and an interactive community altar built in partnership with the Marigold Project. For evening performances, the celebration will take place between 5:30 and 7pm. For the matinee performance, the celebration will take place between 12 and 1:30pm.
It’s 1957. Three years have passed since the Diego Rivera lost his wife, artist Frida Kahlo. But on the Day of the Dead, he’ll beg her to return—and the underworld will grant his wish.
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