NYC Opera kicks off Spanish-language initiative with ‘Florencia en el Amazonas’

Posted at 9:13 AM, Jun 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-21 10:45:29-04

New York City Opera is launching Ópera en Español, a historic Spanish-language opera initiative, from June 22 - 26 with the New York premiere of "Florenica en el Amazonas" at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The very successful opera by the late Daniel Catán is based on the magical realism of the legendary writer Gabriel García Márquez.   New York City Opera was founded as "The People's Opera" by Mayor LaGuardia in 1943.

The performance dates are June 22 (7:30PM), 23 (7:30PM), 25 (7:30PM) and 26 (4:30PM).  Tickets start at $25.  Head to New York City Opera's official website for more at