San Diego Opera is thrilled to announce the October 2022 world premiereof El último sueño de Frida y Diego (The Last Dream of Frida and Diego), a breathtaking new opera that vividly depicts the impassioned and tumultuous relationship between iconic artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

Now, as this vibrant new work enters the operatic repertoire, you can help us bring it to life by supporting the creative workforce behind its premiere . El último sueño de Frida y Diego features a score by renowned composer Gabriela Lena Frank and a libretto by Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz. Our singers, directors, designers, conductors, musicians, and crew are all coming together to mount this culturally relevant work, and you, too, can be a part of the excitement.

San Diego Opera is the lead commissioner in this important new opera that will preserve, transform, and unify our diverse communities. By contributing to the Spanish-language opera repertoire, SDO aims to build cultural bridges between the U.S. and Latin America, partnering with Hispanic artists to embrace and reflect Hispanic culture. But we can’t do it without your help.

Your contribution of $100 or more to support the world premiere of El último sueño de Frida y Diego will be recognized with a special gift – a limited-edition marigold lapel pin inspired by this production. We encourage you to wear it to the show to demonstrate your participation. Your tax-deductible donation will allow San Diego Opera to continue commissioning new, innovative works. We look forward to seeing you – our closest friends and supporters – at the world premiere this fall.

Here are the different levels of support and the special benefits associated with each:

  • $100 — Receive a Marigold flower lapel pin to show that you’re a part of the world premiere as well as program recognition.
  • $250 — Admission for two to all of the events in our La Fiesta de Frida y Diego leadup series including: a lecture with Diego Rivera’s grandson, the screening of a film related to the lives of Frida and Diego, and our community concerts.
  • $500 — 2 Tickets to Student Night at the Opera for El último sueño de Frida y Diego.
  • $1,000 — Admission for two to a private event on October 19th (dinner included) with Diego Rivera’s grandson, Juan Rafael Coronel Rivera, as well as the director of El último sueño de Frida y Diego, Lorena Maza.
  • $2,500 — Sponsor of La Fiesta de Frida y Diego lead-up series. Your name will be featured on the signage at all of the events.
  • $5,000 — Sponsor of our community concert series =VOICES/VOCES=, where Spanish language works captivate audiences across San Diego County. Your name will be featured on signage at all of our 2022-2023 season =VOICES/VOCES= events.
  • $10,000El último sueño de Frida y Diego After-Party sponsor. Your donation will sponsor this very special event, an after-party unlike any other!
Yes! I will donate with a contribution of:
  • Donor wall listing begins at $100+
  • Performance magazine program listing begins at $300+
  • If you do not wish to be listed, please enter "Anonymous."