Need plans for Cinco de Mayo? Look no further, because Cincinnati Opera and the Cincinnati Art Museum have teamed up for Viva la Frida! A Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. Read on to learn more about this festive event!
Join the Cincinnati Art Museum Emerging Leaders Council and Cincinnati Opera Center Stage in celebrating the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. With a festive evening of Mexican cuisine from Mazunte, music and dancing on Cinco de Mayo (Friday, May 5) from 6–9 p.m. at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Viva la Frida is going to be a fiesta!
Guests are invited to pay tribute to the vibrant life of Frida Kahlo in preparation for Cincinnati Opera’s company premiere of Frida in June. The Cinco de Mayo-inspired festivities include self-guided tours through Cincinnati Art Museum’s special exhibitions and exclusive after-hours access to the museum’s permanent collection.
Tickets are $5 in advance at cincinnatiopera.org/calendar/2017/5/5/viva-la-frida or call 513-768-5520; $10 at the door. Free parking. All bars and food vendors will accept both cash and credit cards. Must be 21 or older to purchase tickets.
About Cincinnati Opera’s Frida production:
Based on the life of iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Robert Xavier Rodríguez’s 1991 opera is as “emphatic and bold” (Opera News) as the artist herself. Cincinnati Opera’s production was celebrated by the Detroit Free Press for its “dramatic intensity and immediacy.” Singing the title role is Catalina Cuervo, whose performance won rave reviews: “Cuervo doesn’t just play the role, she embodies it. Never was there any doubt that she was Kahlo personified” (The Detroit News). Cincinnati Opera presents Frida at the Aronoff Center for the Arts June 23, 25, 27, 29, July 1, 6 & 8.