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    Florencia En El Amazonas

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    February 20 - February 23, 2014


    Florencia En El Amazonas

    February 20-23

    Co-presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music Opera Institute and School of Theatre

    Composed by Daniel Catán
    Libretto by Marcela Fuentes-Berain
    William Lumpkin, Conductor
    Nic Muni, Stage Director

    A work of great beauty and power, Daniel Catán's Florencia en el Amazonas is the composer's second opera. Loosely inspired by Gabriel García Márquez's Love in the Time of Cholera, the opera follows the story of Florencia Grimaldi, an aging opera singer who embarks upon a steamboat journey down the Amazon River. As the journey progresses, the boat is beset by pink rain, foul waters, and the threat of a cholera epidemic. As Florencia and her fellow travelers are carried deeper into the jungle, they experience various revelations, until finally the diva's spirit is transformed into a vast, emerald butterfly. Sung in Spanish with English supertitles, Florencia en el Amazonas is a featured event of the Boston University College of Fine Arts Keyword Initiative, now in its third year. The 2013–2014 initiative, focusing on the KEYWORD: Transformation, will explore profound shift and change in individuals and society through a series of performances and events that tap into diverse perspectives, and create dialogue that inspires humanity and breeds critical thinking that leads to solutions.

    Boston University Theatre

    264 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

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    Admission Info:

    $20 General Public | $15 BU Alumni, WGBH members, Huntington Subscribers, senior citizens | $10 CFA Membership |

    $5 Students with valid ID | Free with BU ID, two tickets, at the door, subject to availability


    Phone: 617.933.8600

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