El Paso Opera officers introduced Tuesday afternoon that the corporate is the recipient of OPERA America’s Subsequent Stage Grant.
“This $20,000 grant donation will assist assist El Paso Opera’s March 2022 manufacturing of FRIDA, an opera based mostly on the life, love and artwork of Frida Kahlo and composed by Robert Xavier Rodriguez,” firm officers shared by way of a information launch.
FRIDA was initially scheduled for March 2021, will now be staged on March 19, 2022 on the Abraham Chavez Theatre.
Firm officers add that FRIDA will characteristic an all Latinx forged in addition to a Inventive Crew consisting of individuals who’re historically underrepresented.
“This dedication aligns with our core worth of Variety and Inclusion, different core values,in addition to our mission statement,” El Paso Opera officers added.
Officers say that OPERA America’s Subsequent Stage Grant helps the presentation of second or subsequent productions of current, underperformed North American works, with the chance to edit, modify, and refine the works for brand new audiences.
Subsequent Stage Grants are generously funded by Gene Kaufman, Terry Eder-Kaufman, and New Imaginative and prescient for NYC Opera, with further assist from the Andrew W. Mellon Basis.