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2014-2015 Season

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by Daniel Catán

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April 10,11,12(matinee), 13, 2015

Opera preview lecture 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.

Sung in the original Spanish with English surtitles.