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Fight Off the Sunday Scaries with a Passionate, Time-Tested Opera Favorite

The Wortham Center is home to Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera. Since its opening in 1987, Wortham has entertained more than 8 million people. Bold and beautiful, the Wortham is a facility like no other. It is a masterful, creative playground for performing artists and offers an array of public spaces, both monumental and intimate.

Don’t miss out on an upcoming performance hosted by the Wortham Theatre Center of “Florencia En El Amazonas,” which is staged at the on-site Brown Theatre.

After leaving South America 20 years ago to pursue a music career, legendary opera singer Florencia Grimaldi journeys home to give a concert and to find Cristóbal, the true love she left all those years ago. Reality and fantasy come together for Florencia and her fellow passengers on the riverboat El Dorado as they travel down the mysterious Amazon toward uncharted fates.

Florencia en el Amazonas concerns what its Mexican-born composer described as “the journey to transcendent love…with all its intricacies, subtleties, wretchedness, and glorious happiness.” It employs magic realism, a narrative technique that is characterized by the matter-of-fact inclusion of fantastic or mythical elements into seemingly realistic fiction.

The opera is built around sympathetic and generally believable characters. Catán paints them in richly varied music of ravishing beauty, particularly for the protagonist, Florencia. This opera will be in two acts with one intermission and is appropriate for all ages.

At Sommerall Station Apartments in Houston, Texas, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Sunday!

Event Time/Date:
Sunday, January 20, 2019—2:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Wortham Theater Center
501 Texas Street
Houston, Texas 77002

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