Music: Robert Xavier Rodríguez
Book: Hilary Blecher
Lyrics and monologues: Migdalia Cruz
Premiere Date: Apr 7, 1991, American Music Theater (now Price Theater)
“…an exciting, long overdue musical biography…raw, wonderfully dangerous theater.” —USA Today
A fantastical theater piece combining pantomime, puppetry, movement, and vocal performers, Frida enlists mariachi instruments to heat up this blend of tango, zarzuela, ragtime, 1930s jazz, and vaudeville. The story conjures a vivid portrait of the courageous revolutionary and magical realist Frida Kahlo as she struggles with her torrid marriage to Mexican muralist Diego Rivera.
Performed in Spanish and English with English Supertitles
Production from Michigan Opera Theatre
This opera contains adult content, including suggestive themes, graphic scenes, and partial nudity.