Entries from THE DRESSING tagged with 'Marcela Fuentes-Berain'

Sirens & Undertow of Florencia in the Amazon

If you are a Puccini fan, the siren's call awaits with Washington National Opera's new co-production of Florencia in the Amazon. On September 22, 2014, the Dresser experienced composer Daniel Catán's opera with the poetic Spanish-language libretto by Marcela Fuentes-Berain. The Dresser thought she would have to lash herself to her seat or risk being sucked into the lush projections showing Henri Rousseau-like jungles that surprisingly came alive with flying things--birds and butterflies--and, oh, there, in the corner, a shy monkey. Under the baton of Carolyn Kuan, Catán's shimmering music, while lyrically accessible and sweet, maintains a fever pitch that...

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