NEW YORK CITY La Hija de Rappaccini Gotham Chamber Opera 6/17/13 T he Brooklyn Botanic Garden made a most appropriate selection for the first opera. ABSTRACT. In his drama, La hija de Rappaccini (written in ), Octavio Paz re – creates Hawthorne’s tale, “Rappaccini’s Daughter” (first published in ). In a Gotham Opera production of ‘La Hija de Rappaccini’ at Greystone Mansion, much of what makes Daniel Catán’s work remarkable comes.

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Under the circumstances, it would be nice to hail “La Hija de Rappaccini” as a masterpiece. These are issues that have concerned us always and continue to be particularly relevant, perhaps more today than ever before. Rappaccini arrives and Beatriz runs away.

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The doomed heroine does get to float some otherworldly pianissimo tones, and her suitor, the medical student next door, does rwppaccini to flex a few ardent tenoral muscles. Go forth and multiply! She reveals that she had been waiting for him.

Amplification at Greystone proved relatively crude, and the instrumental ensemble and conductor Dee Goren were a considerable distance from the stage. Continue using the site as normal or read our Privacy Policy. That, alas, would stretch generosity a bit beyond veracity. But there it was, Saturday night at the Civic Theatre: The orchestra is a field of ravishing exotica, which alludes to the sinuous call of the Japanese flute and the glamorous clangor of the gamelan.


Beatriz takes the antidote from Giovanni and against the will of both men, drinks it and dies.

The vocal lines, unfortunately, aren’t exactly fascinating. Love Duet from Act 2, Scene 3.

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Lq hija de Rappaccini Florencia en el Amazonas Salsipuedes: Remember the melodramatic Vincent Price movie of ? Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death. The opera revolves mainly around the physical and psychological dissolution of Giovanni, the medical student whose idealism is threatened by his impossible attraction to Beatriz, as she is called in Spanish.

Rappaccini is a creative spirit, an idealist, a visionary, a revolutionary. The opera was first performed, with some of the same forces in a different staging apparatus, at the Teatro del Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City three years ago.

Review: ‘La Hija de Rappaccini’s’ passionate exoticism

It speaks a sophisticated musical language with elegance. Obviously, he’d rather be subtle than crass. Upon its premiere in San Diego, Rappaccini’s Daughter became the first work by a Mexican composer to be produced by a major opera house in the United States.

Arts and culture in pictures. Rappaccini, who cultivates exquisite flowers that happen to be poisonous.

Articles with hAudio microformats Pages containing links to subscription-only content CS1 Spanish-language sources es. Doheny was once able to cultivate thanks to his exploiting local and Mexican markets. The music is beautifully crafted and tastefully restrained, to be sure. Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death.


The imaginative San Diego production, assembled by Ian D. Baglioni argues with Dr. San Diego isn’t reputed to harbor the world’s most progressive opera company, or, for that matter, the world’s most adventurous audience. Opera is not only a great art form.

Ds science faces enormous ethical dilemmas when it ventures into areas such as cloning and genetic engineering. While on the street, Isabela approaches, asking him if he is the student that will be renting her spare room. Barbara Bush created the simple, stylish costumes. Baglioni questions if Giovanni is being used in one of Dr.

His creative empire blurs the lines that are supposed to separate good and evil, not to mention life and death. The actor, who was both connoisseur and also the deliriously over-the-top investigator of evil as the mad Dr. Baglioni arrives and tells a story of a beautiful woman who turned out to be a deadly trap. Sharing their emotions in duet, Giovanni goes to touch a tree in the garden.

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