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Opera Southwest Presents 'Frida'

Music / Robert Xavier Rodriguez Libretto / Hilary Blecher and Migdalia Cruz

Opera Southwest presents Frida, a lively celebration of one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century. The music of composer Robert Xavier Rodríguez bridges the gap between opera and music theatre, drawing inspiration from Gershwin, Sondheim and Kurt Weill.

Frida Kahlo painted 55 self portraits, each one offering us a revealing look at the artist at a single point in her life. Similarly, the opera is episodic, and captures the most poignant moments from her life, from the traffic accident at 18 that forever altered the course of her life, to her political development, and her turbulent relationship with Diego Rivera and her sister Cristina.


  • Friday February 18 at 7:30pm

  • Saturday February 19 at 2pm

  • Sunday February 20 at 2pm

At the National Hispanic Cultural Center



Frida Kahlo / Eliza Bonet Diego Rivera / José Sacín Cristina Kahlo / Mrs. Ford / Laura León Ditmas’ Mother / Lupe Marin / Mrs. Rockefeller / Natalia Trotsky / Olga Perez Flora Alejandro / Mr. Ford / Leon Trotsky / John Tiranno Guillermo Kahlo / Mr. Rockefeller / Edward G. Robinson / Javier Ortiz Three Calaveras / Amanda Porter, Ashli Saenz & Ashley Lopez


Conductor / Zoe Zeniodi Director / John de los Santos Scenic Design / Valeria Rios Costumes / Joe Moncada Lighting & Projection Design / Daniel Chapman Chorus Master / Aaron Howe



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