A behind-the-scenes look at the world premiere of San Diego Opera’s opera “El Último Sueño de Frida y Diego”
On Saturday, the San Diego Opera will present “El Ultimo Sueño de Frida y Diego” (“Frida and Diego’s Last Dream”), a Spanish-language opera making its world premiere at the San Diego Civic Theater.
Co-written by Latin Grammy-winning composer Gabriela Lena Frank and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and librettist Nilo Cruz, the two-hour opera will retell the Kahlo-Rivera love story of a new and unique point of view – the afterlife.
Beginning in August, the San Diego Opera gave Union-Tribune photographer Nelvin C. Cepeda access to various stages of the opera’s development, during which he was able to photograph electricians , decorators, stagehands, costume designers, musicians and actors at work behind the scenes.
San Diego Opera: ‘El Último Sueño de Frida y Diego’ (‘The Last Dream of Frida and Diego’)
When: 7.30 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 4 Nov. 2 p.m. 6 Nov.
Where: San Diego Civic Theater, 1100 Third Ave., San Diego
Tickets: $19 to $315
Call: (619) 533-7000
On line: sdopera.org