By Daniel Catán
April 10,11,12(matinee), 13, 2015
Opera preview lecture 45 minutes before curtain
The wife of the late composer, Andrea Puente, will be featured in the opera preview talks 45 minutes before curtain.
Lose yourself in Dr. Rappaccini’s enticing garden, which is not only filled with his experimental poisonous plants, but also contains his equally lethal, yet seductive, daughter. Based on a Nathaniel Hawthorne story as retold by the Nobel Prize winning Octavio Paz, the opera explores a Garden of Eden gone awry with lush, sinfully sensuous music awash in orchestral color. This is the last in our series of all of the completed operas of Daniel Catán.