march, 2021

20mar7:30 pmROBERT XAVIER RODRÍGUEZ: FRIDA (ONSCREEN)Portland Opera 20/21 Season


Event Details

Sung in English and Spanish with captions.
Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission.

“Viva la vida!”

A celebration of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Frida is vibrant, and infused with artistic imagery—all brought to life by the beautiful music of Mexican American composer Robert Xavier Rodríguez.

In two poetic acts, we follow moments from Mexican painter Frida Kahlo’s life—the traffic accident that changes her physical abilities, her turbulent relationship with Diego Rivera, the men and women that she loves, and the art that she makes. We enter the imagination of an iconic artist and heroine as she changes the world with her story and legacy.

Featuring Catalina Cuervo as Frida and Bernardo Bermudez as Diego, with the 20/21 Portland Opera Resident Artists, and a score that celebrates the beauty of Mexican folk and art song. The libretto shines with lyrics written by award-winning playwright Migdalia Cruz and book by Hilary Blecher, directed by Andreas Mitisek (As One, 2018/19).

Digital access will be available for 45 days, starting on March 20, 2021 on our digital channel, Portland Opera Onscreen.


(Saturday) 7:30 pm