Pärnu Opera Days: Kalevi Aho “Frida and Diego”
- Thursday, 05.07
- Pärnu, Pärnu Concert Hall
- Moscow Boris Pokrovski Chamber Music Theatre
- SA Eesti Kontsert
Music by Kalevi Aho
Libretto by Maritza Núñez
Set for the stage Arne Mikk
This opera, based on a true story, tells the story of the Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo and their relationsgip with Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky and his wife Natalia Sedova. The opera takes place in 1939–1940, the years of political turmoil in Mexico. In this story Leon Trotsky is presented not only as an elderly emigrant revolutionary but also a passionate lover.
Performed in Russian, subtitles in Estonian and English.