Join Seattle Opera for free, outdoor performances of the 2023 touring production, Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World, a 35-minute-long bilingual opera written for youth audiences. This interactive piece features an updated text that moves seamlessly between English and Spanish. This production is appropriate for all ages, especially families with children.
This opera tells the story of Mariana, a young girl living in Mexico City who has her portrait painted by Frida Kahlo. At first, Mariana is nervous about meeting Frida because of strange rumors about the eccentric artist. But Mariana quickly befriends Frida and learns two important lessons in the process: that art can happen anywhere and how important it is to be brave even when you feel scared.
Music by Joe Illick
Original Libretto by Mark Campbell
Spanish translations by Arlene Martínez-Vázquez
Stage Director, Rose Cano
Music Director, Shelby Rhoades
Based on the award-winning children’s book of the same title written and illustrated by Laurence Anholt
Location: Highland Park (1100 SW Cloverdale St, Seattle)
Free, general admission, no tickets required. Info here.