Opera Looks At Legendary Mexican Painter Frida Kahlo's Life Story
A revival of the 1990s opera "Frida" has made its way to South Florida and follows the trajectory of legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's life. The opera, presented by Florida Grand Opera, starts with Kahlo as a teenager. Performed by Colombian lead soprano opera singer Catalina Cuervo, Kahlo explores her sexuality through an aria about the experience of getting her first period and becoming a women. Opera-goers will experience Kahlo's pain after a tragic bus accident leaves her temporarily paralyzed and through her relationship with well-known Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. The opera is by American composer Robert Xavier Rodríguez and reflects on Mexican culture, music, decor and dance. It highlights some of Kahlo's most iconic paintings, including her potent "Henry Ford Hospital," which came shortly after a miscarriage and shows Kahlo with umbilical cords coming out of her stomach. WLRN's Alejandra Martinez talked with Cuervo on Sundial about how it feels to perform the role of
Shhhh!!!!! Does South Florida Have The Rudest Theatergoers Anywhere?
So you snagged some great seats to a show you’ve waited a LONG time to see. Then, all of a sudden, right behind you: “Gosh, that costume is atrocious! But she sure can sing!” Oh, no. It’s the Chatty Theatergoer. And then to make matters worse, somewhere a few rows down: Ring! Ring!
New Exhibit Chronicles The History Of Miami's LGBTQ Community
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a new exhibition chronicles the history of Miami-Dade County’s LGBTQ community over the past 120 years.
A new dance performance in Miami will take the influence of LGBTQ ballroom culture onto the stage. “Vogue Extravaganza” pays homage to the ballroom scene that originated in New York, an underground subculture created by and for black and Latino gay and gender non-conforming young people. Florida has a growing ballroom community that spans from Tallahassee to Miami. Miami-based dancer and choreographer Randolph Ward says he really wanted to represent the artistry that happens at a ball—the choreography, drag artists and lyrical prowess of commentators—for a theater audience. Below, Ward explains more about the show and his love for ballroom. Alexander Martinez, a dancer, and Tabu, a popular ballroom commentator, also provide comments. Randolph Ward, dancer and choreographer The ballroom scene, they're taking control of their lives saying, "OK, I can't exist here comfortably. I'm going to create my own world where I can exist and express myself how I want to." The ballroom scene is mixed
New World Symphony Celebrates Iconic Composer Behind Music For Harry Potter, Jaws And Star Wars
Legendary film score composer John Williams' music will be celebrated at the New World Symphony’s SoundScape Park on Saturday, and he will conduct the performance himself. The New World Symphony is paying tribute to Williams’ more than five-decade career in the industry as part of their 31st Anniversary Gala, "A Celebration of John Williams." Williams has served as music director for more than 100 films and is most known for his film scores for Jaws, Jurassic Park, E.T., Star Wars , Harry Potter, and Indiana Jones. Howard Herring, President and CEO of the New World Symphony, spoke to Luis Hernandez on Sundial about the significance of music in film and what audiences can expect this weekend. The show is free and open to the public. WLRN: How did you choose the music for the performance? HERRING: The list is endless and of course when we began to do our homework we were surprised by the incredible offerings that John Williams brings forward. Close Encounters of a Third Kind, Harry