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Frida, by Robert Xavier Rodriguez


Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Michigan Opera Theatre / Detroit / Music

This tribute to the phantasmagorical life and art of the Mexican surrealist Frida Kahlo—music by Robert Xavier Rodriguez, lyrics and monologues by Migdalia Cruz, book by Hilary Blecher—has gained considerable traction since its premiere in 1991. Lately, aficionados have hailed the Michigan Opera Theatre production of 2015 as all but definitive, and now it’s back, with the original team intact. Catalina Cuervo appears as Frida opposite Ricardo Herrera as Diego Rivera. Follow Frida’s story from her schoolgirl days to her final hours. —M.G.

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