A love story at heart, Florencia is celebrated as the first Spanish-language opera commissioned by major companies in the United States, including Opera Colorado, which is mounting four performances at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The production features original elements that heighten the magic, including video projections and a set that orients the audience as passengers on the boat.
"For many years, we have relied on the great standard classics, so it is an exciting risk that we're moving into unfamiliar territory with this contemporary opera," says Opera Colorado's Rex Fuller. "The music is lush and romantic, and not what one might expect when one hears the words 'contemporary opera.'"
The show debuts tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Ellie, in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Tickets, which range from $20 to $150, are available at 800-982-ARTS or www.operacolorado.org.
Sat., March 24, 7:30 p.m.; Tue., March 27, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., March 30, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., April 1, 2 p.m., 2012