Florencia en el Amazonas
Mr. Acosta reprises the role of Arcadio in Florencia en el Amazonas for his house debut with Pittsburgh Opera. Inspired by the magic realism of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Márquez and his novel Love in the Time of Cholera, Florencia en el Amazonas features lush, melodic music and ever-changing backdrops of mysterious beauty. Music Director Antony Walker conducts; Stephanie Havey directs a revival of Jose Maria Condemi's original production.
FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS
NOVEMBER 9, 12, 15, & 17
El Milagro del Recuerdo
HOUSTON GRAND OPERA
A world premiere and prequel to the mariachi opera Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, El Milagro del Recuerdo/The Miracle of Remembering brings audiences back to where it all began, Michoacán, Mexico. Set during Christmas, the opera lovingly explores the themes of traditions, familial bonds, while dealing with life-changing decisions and the dream of something more. By joining librettist and director Leonard Foglia, Mexican composer Javier Martínez continues the legacy of mariachi opera established by his late father, José “Pepe” Martínez. Mr. Acosta appears as Father Milagro in an alternate cast production.
EL MILAGRO DEL RECUERDO
FATHER MATIAS (ALT. CAST)
DECEMBER 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, & 22
A love affair between two men in 1950s Washington, DC. A chance encounter between recent college graduate Timothy Laughlin and handsome State Department official Hawkins Fuller results in Tim’s first job—and his first love affair with a man. But during the McCarthy-era Lavender Scare, communists aren’t the only enemies. Overt and covert hostility directed toward abolishing “homosexual tendencies” in the government creates a world of fear and shame for the two lovers. Full of sincere heartbreak, Fellow Travelers is an ode to the importance of being one’s self and the bravery it takes to stand up to political oppression.
FEB 7, 9
Don Giovanni is an egotistical and infamous womanizer, brazen in his shameless seductions. But his betrayals soon catch up to him when divine retribution exacts the ultimate price. From the world’s most well-known composer, Mozart’s opera seamlessly blends dark comedy with biting social commentary in this smart and otherworldly story of a man who dares to defy hell itself. In his return to Minnesota Opera, Mr. Acosta debuts the role of Don Ottavio.
THE GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL
Hell hath no fury like the fires that consume abuser and womanizer Don Giovanni in this tale of retribution. Indifferent to the impact of his actions, Giovanni brings cruelty to all who cross his path — from the men he employs to the women he encounters. A masterpiece from Mozart, with music known to underscore the contrast between good and evil, this haunting new production brings a newfound justice to this classic. Making his debut with The Glimmerglass Festival, Mr. Acosta reprises the role of Don Ottavio.