Boston University College of Fine Arts presents Florencia en el Amazonas (February 20-23)

All Day
on Thursday, February 20, 2014
Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music, Opera Institute, and School of Theatre present Daniel Catan’s opera about love, redemption, and transformation.

A work of great beauty and power, Daniel Catan’s Florencia en el Amazonas is the composer’s second opera. Loosely inspired by Gabriel Garcia Marquez’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.

Thursday, February 20, 7:30pm

Friday, February 21, 7:30pm

Saturday, February 22, 7:30pm

Sunday, February 23, 2pm

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.