Sherry and Kevin Ahern
Robert H. Kaplan and Marina Baroff
Neil Malmquist and Scott Crispell
World Premiere Festival Sponsors
Ahead of the world premiere of El último sueño de Frida y Diego (The Last Dream of Frida and Diego), San Diego Opera has planned a special lead-up series of events. In partnership with UCSD Park & Market, SDO will host concerts, lectures and panel discussions throughout the month of October. Join us at the newly opened UCSD Park & Market in East Village (1100 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101) as we explore the lives of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera through music, art and politics.
Monday, October 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Explore the politics, economics, and art in the time of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, drawing on the expertise of UCSD Mexican Studies faculty and featured speaker Gregorio Luke, former Director of the Museum of Latin American Art. This lecture presents a portrait of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, with more than 300 slides of their paintings, photographs, and rare film footage.
The free lecture will be held inside UCSD Park & Market’s Guggenheim Theatre (1100 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101). RSVP required.
Did you know that Frida Kahlo loved to sing? Enjoy a 50-minute concert featuring singers and guitarists as we dive into the musical world Frida Kahlo with selections of her favorite songs from the 1930’s and 1940’s. Musical works include opera favorites, popular songs like “La Llorona,” “La bruja”, and “Puttin’ On the Ritz,” and much more!
Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 5:00 pm
Free. The concert will be held at Chula Vista Public Library Civic Center Branch, 365 F Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910.
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Tickets are $10 for the General Public and $5 for Students. The concert will be held at the Southwestern College Performing Arts Center. Click here to purchase tickets for this event.
Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Witness an in-person conversation between Diego Rivera’s grandson, Juan Coronel Rivera and Roxana Velasquez, Executive Director of the San Diego Museum of Art. These two experts will discuss the tumultuous relationship between the two iconic artists from Mexico, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Their passions and resentments, adoration and pain were sources of inspiration for the world premiere of El último sueño de Frida y Diego (The Last Dream of Frida and Diego). Rivera and Velasquez will connect themes and images from the new opera to Diego Rivera’s mural Un domingo en la Alameda and the Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos.
This is a free event. The conversation will be held inside UCSD Park & Market’s Guggenheim Theatre (1100 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101). RSVP required.
Directed by Julie Taymor
Starring Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo
Film Screenings at the Digital Gym Cinema
Located on UCSD Park & Market’s campus (1100 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101), the Digital Gym Cinema will present three showings of Frida (2002). This film is a biography of painter Frida Kahlo, and her encounter with the personalities of her time. Despite being confined to a wheelchair as a result of polio, operations and amputations, she channels her pain into her work.
For more information or tickets, visit https://digitalgym.org/movies/frida/.
October 5, 2022 at 7:00 pm
October 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm
October 16, 2022 at 3:00 pm