the bilingual opera by Robert Xavier Rodriguez

May 8-10, 2020

Mexican Heritage Theater - School of Arts & Culture @ MHP
1700 Alum Rock Ave.
San Jose , CA 95116

Friday, May 8th at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 9th at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 10th at 2:00pm


Sung in both Spanish and English, Frida is the story of renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, wife of the country’s great muralist Diego Rivera. Her tortured life unfolds in a flowing succession of scenes. Diego’s preoccupation with art and other women shrivel Frida’s soul and her demands for love drain him; they need one another desperately. Divorce is imminent. Frida’s health deteriorates; only painting permits emotional release, translating her agonies into a series of canvases. Her fate is to live alone, engulfed by pain, but her paintings live forever, reflecting hidden dreams and inspiring courage to transcend conventional boundaries.

A show you won't want to miss! Opera Cultura presents the 
Northern California premiere of the bilingual opera Frida by Mexican-Amerixan composer Robert Xavier Rodriguez. The highly-regarded opera, which incorporates musical idioms from authentic Mexican folk traditions, tells the dramatic story of the life of Frida Kahlo - one of the most visionary and iconic artists of the twentieth century.

This production is supported in part by:
The California Arts Council, the City of San Jose, SV
Creates in partnership with the County of Santa Clara, Applied Materials Foundation, the Cultura Guild, and Friends of Opera Cultura.