On Screen @ The Hyde - The Met: Live in HD | Florencia en el Amazonas
The Hyde Collection Art Museum
161 Warren St., Glens Falls, NY 12801
Sung in Spanish and inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, Mexican composer Daniel Catáns 1996 opera tells the enchanting story of a Brazilian opera diva who returns to her homeland to perform at the legendary opera house of Manausand to search for her lost lover, who has vanished into the jungle. The December 9 performance stars soprano Ailyn Pérez as Florencia Grimaldi, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to lead a spellbinding new production by Mary Zimmerman that brings the mysterious and magical realm of the Amazon to the Met stage. A distinguished ensemble of artists portray the divas fellow travelers on the river boat to Manaus, including soprano Gabriella Reyes as the journalist Rosalba, bass-baritone Greer Grimsley as the ships captain, baritone Mattia Olivieri as his enigmatic first mate, tenor Mario Chang as the captains nephew Arcadio, and mezzo-soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera and baritone Michael Chioldi as the feuding couple Paula and Álvaro.
The Met: Live in HD is the Metropolitan Operas award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts. Simulcasts feature the full performance along with backstage interviews and commentary. This film will run 12:55-3:30 pm with one intermission.
$20 / $18 members, seniors, & students / $5 children under 12
Arrive early at 12:30pm for an exclusive, 15-minute preview presented by The Sembrich, featuring their staff and special guests, including performing artists and professionals from the music world.
The Hyde Collection is proud to be the regional provider of the 2023-24 Met Opera Live season. Pre-screening programming is provided in partnership with The Sembrich.
Above: Ailyn Pérez as Florencia Grimaldi in Daniel Catáns Florencia en el Amazonas. Photo: Paola Kudacki / Met Opera