Frida
Composer: Robert Xavier Rodriguez
Librettist: Hilary Blecher and Migdalia Cruz
Other Artistic Personnel: Richard Cordova (Music Director)
Hilary Blecher (Stage Director)
Original Cast: Helen Schneider (Frida Kahlo)
Marc Krause (Diego Rivera)
Karen Hale (Mother/Lupe Rivera/Mrs. Rockefeller/Mrs. Trotsky)
Alba Quezada (Cristina/Mrs. Ford)
David Toney (Mr. Kahlo/Mr. Rockefeller/A. Cachucha/Edward G. Robinson/Petate Vendor)
Premiere Date: April 07, 1991
Producing Company: American Music Theater (now Prince Theater)
Description: The story of the passionate life of famed Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Frida presents the inner world of a woman who overcame a debilitating illness resulting from a bus accident, was married to her painting mentor Diego Rivera, and emerged as one of the most distinctive painters of her time.
Reviews: Voice, Leighton Kerner, 8-10-93; The Dallas Morning News, Lawson Taitte, 6-13-93; San Antonio Express, Mike Greenberg, 6-13-93; Houston Press, Howard Pollack, 6-10-16-93; The Houston Post, William Albright, 6-5-93; Houston Press, Valerie Moore, 6-3-93; The Houston Post, Susan Chadwick, 5-27-93; The Houston Chronicle, Charles Ward, 5-23-93; Herald-Voice, 5-20-93
Comments: There were subsequent revisions to the opera before its performance in 1993 at the Houston Grand Opera.
Length: Length is not available.
Total Acts: Not Available
Chorus: Opt. Chorus
Orchestration: 1 cl(asx), tpt(flugel), perc, can, pf, vln
Musical Style: Eclectic with mariachi-style orchestration; mixture of traditional Mexican folk tunes and old-fashioned popular styles---the waltz, tango, vaudeville, and 20s jazz
Contact: G. Schirmer, Inc.
Address: 257 Park Avenue South, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10010
E-mail Address: pm@schirmer.com
Phone: 212-254-2100
Composer Web Site: http://www.robertxavierrodriguez.com/
Publisher Web Site: http://www.schirmer.com
Schedule of Performances Listings
Frida (Rodriguez/Blecher)
Thursday, June 3, 1993 - Houston Grand Opera
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