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Metropolitan Opera: 'Florencia en el Amazonas'

Metropolitan Opera production of "Florencia en el Amazonas"
Ken Howard2021
Ailyn Peréz as Florencia and dancers performing as waterlilies

Hear the Metropolitan Opera's production of Daniel Catán's "Florencia en el Amazonas" on Saturday at 1 p.m. on Classical IPR.

The Metropolitan Opera kicks off its 2023-24 season of Saturday matinee broadcasts on December 9 with the network premiere of an enchanting opera about a fateful journey down the Amazon: "Florencia en el Amazonas" – by Mexican composer Daniel Catán and directed by Mary Zimmerman.

It stars soprano Ailyn Pérez as Florencia, a diva who embarks on a quest for her lost love.

The cast also features Gabriella Reyes, Mario Chang, Mattia Olivieri, and Nancy Fabiola Herrera.

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Met Orchestra and Chorus in the opera’s lush, stunning score.

Learn more about the production and go behind the scenes at the Met's dress rehearsal with IPR's Emily Duncan Wilson.

"Florencia en el Amazonas" will be heard live over the Robert K. Johnson Foundation-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 9.

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