Add to Calendar 2022-08-19T18:00:00 2022-08-19T20:00:00 America/Denver Opera on the Green-Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World

The MCA is excited to partner with Central City Opera for Opera on the Green. They will be performing Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World on August 19th & 20th. This family friendly performance will be on the South Green located at 29th Ave & Roslyn Street. All performances are free and open to the public.  

Central City Opera presents Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World

MUSIC BY JOE ILLICK

LIBRETTO BY MARK CAMPBELL

Based on the children’s book by Laurence Anholt and inspired by real life Mariana, a young girl living in the heart of Mexico City, whose home is full of beautiful artwork by Frida Kahlo. She is encouraged by her family to visit Kahlo and have her portrait painted the renowned artist, but is terrified at the thought. There are rumors that Frida keeps skeletons above her bed and exotic pets in her Blue House — people have even said that she is a witch. As Kahlo begins to paint Mariana in her studio, this fear quickly disappears, and a friendship blooms between the two. Mariana meets Frida’s husband, Diego Rivera, and learns of the horrible accident that almost killed her new friend. Through the magic of opera, Frida’s parrot, dog, and monkey all sing, and the audience is invited to join in on the fun as well.

35 minutes; performed mostly in English

Featuring a cast of six Central City Opera Touring Artists with a surprise opening act


 

Opera on the Green-Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World

August 19, 2022 at 6:00PM - 8:00PM

The MCA is excited to partner with Central City Opera for Opera on the Green. They will be performing Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World on August 19th & 20th. This family friendly performance will be on the South Green located at 29th Ave & Roslyn Street. All performances are free and open to the public.  

Central City Opera presents Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World

MUSIC BY JOE ILLICK

LIBRETTO BY MARK CAMPBELL

Based on the children’s book by Laurence Anholt and inspired by real life Mariana, a young girl living in the heart of Mexico City, whose home is full of beautiful artwork by Frida Kahlo. She is encouraged by her family to visit Kahlo and have her portrait painted the renowned artist, but is terrified at the thought. There are rumors that Frida keeps skeletons above her bed and exotic pets in her Blue House — people have even said that she is a witch. As Kahlo begins to paint Mariana in her studio, this fear quickly disappears, and a friendship blooms between the two. Mariana meets Frida’s husband, Diego Rivera, and learns of the horrible accident that almost killed her new friend. Through the magic of opera, Frida’s parrot, dog, and monkey all sing, and the audience is invited to join in on the fun as well.

35 minutes; performed mostly in English

Featuring a cast of six Central City Opera Touring Artists with a surprise opening act


 

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