A&E Season Preview 2023 – 2024: Take a Bow, Steinmetz Corridor

Frida Kahlo’s life story takes Steinmetz Corridor by storm this January as Opera Orlando presents Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s operatic celebration of the artist in Frida. Courtesy of Opera Orlando

Steinmetz Corridor on the Dr. Phillips Middle for the Performing Arts deserves a highlight of its personal this season for being not too long ago honored by the month-to-month journal Architectural Digest as being one of many 11 most stunning theaters on the earth, rubbing shoulders with the lofty likes of the Vienna State Opera, Australia’s Sydney Opera Home and the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona.

So take a bow, Barton Myers, the California architect whose shrewd design for a stunning facility with cutting-edge flexibility is a generational marvel. It might be acceptable to provide him and his corridor a standing ovation sooner or later within the season. 

Gabrie; Preisser, common director of Opera Orlando, can be joyful to guide it.

Each cultural group in Orlando that makes use of the corridor owes Myers a debt of gratitude, however the debt that Preisser and firm owe is existential: Preisser says the seven-year-old firm’s meteoric success would merely not have occurred as shortly because it did, had it not been for the opening of Steinmetz. “That was the game-changer,” mentioned Preisser. 

Whereas we’re at it right here’s a have a look at that firm’s 2023-24 Dr. Phillips season, arguably essentially the most bold in its temporary historical past. All save the final present are at Steinmetz.

Tosca: Puccini’s story a couple of diva’s efforts to save lots of her lover’s life. Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. 

Frida: A portrait of Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo, with music by Robert Xavier Rodriguez. Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. 

Lucia di Lammermoor: Gaetano Donizetti’s story of a girl caught in an internet of affection, jealousy, betrayal and insanity, performed out on the legendary continent of Westeros as visualized in “Sport of Thrones.” April 19 at 7:30 p.m. and April 21 at 2 p.m.

The Juniper Tree: A chamber opera by Philip Glass, Robert Moran, with Arthur Yorkinks, a couple of stepmother with an particularly unsavory method to homicide.  Might 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. on the Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater. 


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