Community Events

Mar 11, 2024

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.

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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

“Frida Kahlo and the Blue House” includes a selection of over 60 color photographs of the architecture and interior spaces of the Blue House created by Cristina Kahlo, as well as vintage black and white photographs taken by Diego Rivera, Antonio Kahlo, Lola Álvarez Bravo, Florence Arquin, and Juan Guzmán. An Opening Reception will be held on April 5 with a Gallery Talk presented by visiting artist Cristina Kahlo, the great-niece of Frida Kahlo.

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Mexican American Historical Society of the Midlands

Frida & Diego’s Odyssey in America Exhibition

Opening | April 11 5pm
South Omaha Immigrant History Museum | Center Mall, 42nd and Center

Focusing on Frida Kahlo’s experiences in San Francisco, Detroit, and New York, this art exhibit will feature works by Omaha artists inspired by Frida from the Linda & José Garcia Legacy Collection, as well as books and literature from their library. Curated by Linda Rivera Garcia. Accompanying the exhibit will be a lecture exploring the “Life and Times of Frida’s American Odyssey."

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Frida y Diego Community Art Show Opening

Opening | April 12 4pm
Exhibit | April 12-May 23

Joslyn Castle Carriage House
In collaboration with Clair Caswell, Joslyn Castle, and the Castle and Cathedral Creative District

For this captivating exhibition, local artists were encouraged to seek inspiration from the opera’s story as well as commemorate the passionate and tumultuous relationship between these two iconic artists, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
Artists from all backgrounds submitted their visual art of any medium influenced by the fascinating love story of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, in a unique opportunity to express their interpretation of the icons’ passionate bond, their artistic endeavors, and their profound influence on each other’s work, the fascinating and beautiful story depicted in The Last Dream of Frida and Diego, and Día de los Muertos
A small selection of art from this exhibition will be chosen to be featured at the Orpheum Theater during Opera Omaha’s performances of El último sueño de Frida y Diego.

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Opera in Conversation

Inspiration, Insights and Process

April 16, 6pm
Joslyn Castle | 3902 Davenport St

Opera in Conversation is a series of three sessions surrounding Opera Omaha mainstage productions that features creatives, scholars, and other public figures. These FREE events exist to foster cross-disciplinary exploration of art, big questions, and community connections.
Join director Lorena Maza as she shares about the development and creative journey of El último sueño de Frida y Diego.

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Opera in Conversation

Opera in the Community

April 23, 6pm
Joslyn Castle | 3902 Davenport St

Museum Curator José F. García from the Mexican American Historical Society of the Midlands will lead a discussion on “The American Odyssey of Frida and Diego,” focusing on the iconic artists experiences in San Francisco, New York, and Detroit.

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Student Dress Rehearsal

May 1
Orpheum Theater

Student Dress Rehearsals are an immersive way for students to go beyond an ordinary field trip to get an intimate experience with the world of opera. This FREE program offers a rare opportunity for students to see the show before the public and without a large crowd for a more personal and meaningful experience. Study guides and other resources are made available to help prepare students for their visit and help align the opera experience to Nebraska’s Fine Arts Standards in Music and Theatre.
Teachers must pre-register their students as a group. Online registration now open | Registration deadline April 17

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Prelude Talks

May 3 & 5
Orpheum Theater

Get ready to enter the world of the opera. These 20-minute talks, presented in the Orphuem Theater lobby prior to each performance, include history, context, and some behind-the-scenes insights to illuminate your opera experience. Presented by poet Angélica Perez.


Opera in Conversation

After the Curtain Call: Poetry Response

May 7, 6pm
Joslyn Castle | 3902 Davenport St

Hosted by Angélica Perez
Join local poets who, after seeing the opera, will write and perform a poem to launch conversations reflecting on El último sueño de Frida y Diego. They will share their experience of the production and connections to their own artistic practice, while encouraging the audience to share their reflections from the opera.

Community Partners

Opera Omaha is grateful to be working with a number of local partners and community members to celebrate El último sueño de Frida y Diego in Omaha surrounding the opera performances in May.



Angélica Perez | Dr. Claudia Garcia | Claire Morgan Caswell | Gabriel Escalera | Erin Painter  | José F. García | Magdalena Garcia | Marcos Mora | Rocio Valle

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