She broke the mold. She burned the script. She dared to live and live hard.
Hardly any woman of the 20th century defined “fierce” like Frida Kahlo. And hardly any work captures the spirit of Frida as completely as this opera’s intricate and proud portrait of the iconic Mexican artist’s life.
Soprano Catalina Cuervo and Nathalie Doucet, Head of Music, perform "The Frida You See Before You" in Detroit's historic Rivera Court, where Kahlo's husband Diego Rivera painted his enormous "Detroit Industry" murals in 1933. Michigan Opera Theatre is grateful to the Detroit Institute of Arts for opening this space up to Catalina and Nathalie.
A sensation in MOT’s 2014-2015 season, the Detroit production of Frida is considered one of the most powerful presentations of this authentic, inspiring opera. Frida returns with the original cast including Catalina Cuervo as Frida and Ricardo Herrera as Diego Rivera, and performed at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, the original home for MOT.,