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Frida

Composer:
Robert Xavier Rodríguez
Original Language:
English and Spanish
Librettist:
Hilary Blecher and Migdalia Cruz
Description:
Opera in Two Acts
Notes:

based on the life of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo

Time:
20th Century
Place:
Mexico; New York City
Role Voice Part Classification
Frida Kahlo Mezzo-Soprano L
Diego Rivera Baritone L
Ensemble*
#1 Cristina Kahlo/Mrs. Ford Soprano F
#2 Dimas’ Mother/Lupe Marin/Mrs. Rockefeller/Natalia Trotsky Mezzo-Soprano F
#3 Alejandro/Mr. Ford/Leon Trotsky Tenor F
#4 Petate Vendor/Guillermo Kahlo/Mr. Rockefeller/Edward G. Robinson Baritone F
Three Calaveras
#1 Soprano S
#2 Mezzo-Soprano S
#3 Man singing in falsetto S
One of the rich guests [p. 126] Spoken CB
* The four singers in the Ensemble sing all of the combined roles listed, as designated in the score.
 
Minimum Chorus:  8
Divisi:  SATB
Chorus Notes:  

+ Children’s Chorus