Florencia en el Amazonas and The Seventh Seal
Join us for a conversation and performance of selections from Daniel Catán’s opera alongside music by João MacDowell.
On November 28, the Americas Society will host this free event in person.
Please register online to reserve your seat.
Video of the concert will be released at a later date through the Americas Society.
Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas brings the Spanish language, Mexican musical sensibilities, and a world of color to the Met.
Join us for a conversation between Andrea Puente-Catán, Latin American music specialist, and João MacDowell, artistic director of the New York-based International Brazilian Opera Company, followed by a performance by singers Gabriella Reyes, Mario Chang and Nelson Ebo, with Brad Moore and Marc Peloquin on piano.
The artists will perform excerpts from Florencia en el Amazonas and MacDowell’s The Seventh Seal.
The MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas concert series is made possible by the generous support of Presenting Sponsor MetLife Foundation.
The Fall 2023 Music program is also supported, in part, by the Howard Gilman Foundation, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and by The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, by the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, and by the Mex-Am Cultural Foundation.
Flavia Furtado, Executive Director of the Amazonas Opera Festival at Teatro Amazonas; Peter Gelb, Maria Manetti Shrem General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera House; and Andrea Puente-Catán, Director of Development at Ballet Hispánico (and the widow and legacy caregiver of Mexican opera composer Daniel Catán), and Tony Shivers, Director of Government Affairs at Opera America came together to discuss the positive impacts of opera in their respective cities.