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Apr 22, 2024
Know Before You Go - El último sueño de Frida y Diego
Join us for El último sueño de Frida y Diego Friday, May 3, 2024 | 7:30pm Box Office Open | 6:00pm Lobby Open | 6:30pm House Open | 7:00pm Sunday, May 5, 2024 | 2:00pm Box Office Open | 12:30pm Lobby Open | 1:00pm House Open | 1:30pm Orpheum Theater 409 S. 16th Street, Omaha, NE 68102 The performance runs approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes with one 25 minute intermission. View performance details Before you arrive Recent change in OPPD parking garage The OPPD Energy Plaza Garage will only accept payment through the ParkMobile app or with credit card and will no longer accept cash. The ParkMobile app allows you to reserve your parking session in advance. If you plan to park there, arrive early, an...
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Apr 17, 2024
From the Librettist - El último sueño de Frida y Diego
The challenge I faced when I was chosen to write the libretto of this opera was that both Frida and Diego were painters who were natural story tellers; they were chroniclers of time, history, and their personal lives. The question in my mind was always, how do I represent these two artists in an innovative way? Diego Rivera would examine the vestige of antiquity through the prism of his murals. In his frescos, which capture the imprint of time, Rivera always reminds us that there is nothing that cannot be recorded through the vividness of his brushstrokes. As with Diego, the paintbrush of anguish of Frida Kahlo also depicts those ...
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Apr 17, 2024
From the Director - El último sueño de Frida y Diego
Frida and Diego created some of the most fascinating works of art in the 20th century. Frida Kahlo is one of very few artists whose work is immediately recognizable. Diego is the father of Mexican Muralism, the first artistic movement the Americas gave to the world. They were extraordinary artists with extraordinary lives and a tragic love story. These two Mexican artists transcend in every aspect of their lives. They were unique, provocative, intense, and amazing artists. Frida and Diego created a whole universe for themselves with their art, their passions, their houses, their love affairs, their art collections, the way they dressed, their social and political ideals, and their ...
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Apr 17, 2024
From the Conductor - El último sueño de Frida y Diego
Gabriela Lena Frank weaves the beautifully delicate fabric of her opera with a needle dipped in the 20th century’s harmonic landscape. This choice resonates powerfully with the subject of our story, as if we travelled in time with her to meet Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Avoiding a common tendency in contemporary opera to have historical figures serve as canvases upon which the composer can experiment style and form, Frank invests her creative forces into an acute character study of Frida and Diego. Hence all the magical dimension of Mexican folklore in the opera becomes not a far away fairyland, but as believable a realm as their Casa Azul. On...
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Apr 17, 2024
From the Composer - El último sueño de Frida y Diego
FRIDA AND DIEGO AND ME Mexican-born painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera within a fantastical landscape inspired by el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is the premise of this new opera that I've been privileged to compose. In some ways, I've been living with these two iconic artists, especially Frida, from my youth growing up in the 1970s in Berkeley, California. Before I could read, I found Frida in the pages of an art book in my mother's home library, the only woman in a multi-volume set of "great artists." My mother pointed out how Frida was small, brown and creative like us; moreover, o...
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Apr 11, 2024
El último sueño de Frida y Diego Study Guide
Student Dress Rehearsal Study Guide Created as a companion to Opera Omaha’s Student Dress Rehearsal of El último sueño de Frida y Diego. The study guide includes information about the opera, articles about the world of Frida and Diego, Día de los Muertos, an Opera 101, guiding questions for discussion, and resources for further exploration. Download the Study Guide
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Apr 3, 2024
¿Estás listo para venir a la ópera?
¡Esperamos que esta guía pueda responder todas tus preguntas! Opera Omaha se compromete a crear un ambiente acogedor y positivo para cada miembro de la audiencia. Primero que nada, no es necesario hablar italiano, alemán, u otro idioma para disfrutar la ópera. Para la ópera de “El último sueño de Frida y Diego” habrá subtítulos en español e inglés proyectados sobre el escenario. Usualmente todas las presentaciones de Ópera Omaha tienen subtítulos en inglés. MANERAS PARA PREPARARTE Si no conoces la historia de la ópera que planeas asistir, es buena idea leer la sinopsis que puedes encontrar en línea, en nuestra página, o en tu pro...
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Mar 11, 2024
Community Events
Opera Omaha's upcoming production of El último sueño de Frida y Diego will be surrounded by opportunities to discover not only its history, but its local relevance. Mark your calendars for the various community events surrounding the opera to fully explore your opera experience. Omaha Public Library Reading and Resources List Want to expand your research? Dive into further resources curated by the Omaha Public Library consisting of items from across their collection related to the opera and its history. Explore the list    El Museo Latino Frida Kahlo and the Blue House Exhibit Opening and Lecture | April 5 5-8pm Exhibit | April 5-July 27 El Museo Latino | 4701 S 25th St...
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Feb 22, 2024
Call for Artists
SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED We are excited to announce that we are full for our Frida y Diego Community Art Show. However, you still have an opportunity to celebrate Frida at Wicked Raven Productions next 2024 Art show. FRIDA'S GARDEN An Annual Frida Kahlo Birthday Celebration and art show. DATES: July 6th and 7th, 2024 OPENING RECEPTION: July 6th, 6-9 pm LOCATION: Cali Commons ENTRY FEE: $25 for up to 3 pieces (Entry fees help to cover the rental fee for the gallery) COMMISSION: 20% of all sales ARTWORK DUE DATE: July 3rd Artist submission forms will be available March 27th Email wickedravenproductions@gmail.com to receive a submission form. Frida & Diego : A community Art ...
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Feb 5, 2024
Know Before You Go | La traviata
Join us for La traviata Friday, February 16, 2024 | 7:30pm Box Office Open | 6:00pm Lobby Open | 6:30pm House Open | 7:00pm Sunday, February 18, 2024 | 2:00pm Box Office Open | 12:30pm Lobby Open | 1:00pm House Open | 1:30pm Orpheum Theater 409 S. 16th Street, Omaha, NE 68102 The performance runs approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes with two intermissions View performance details Before you arrive Recent change in OPPD parking garage The OPPD Energy Plaza Garage will only accept payment through the ParkMobile app or with credit card and will no longer accept cash. The ParkMobile app allows you to reserve your parking session in advance. If you plan to park there, arrive early, and have your digital parking permit ready ...
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