History is unfolding at the Metropolitan Opera with the debut of the Spanish-language opera “Florencia en el Amazonas.”
The production by Mexican composer Daniel Catán marks the first time in almost a century that the Met is presenting an opera in Spanish. The leading role is portrayed by Mexican-American soprano Ailyn Pérez.
“With ‘Florencia en el Amazonas,’ you see Latino culture in the thinking and portrayal of those cultural ideas and values of nature and storytelling told for the first time as well in Spanish. It feels like the epic change that we’ve been longing for for many years, and it’s just the beginning,” Pérez said.
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