Join the conversation that discusses Frida’s impact far beyond the art world and explores the importance of artists in the developing world.
Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, Florida Grand Opera and Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ for a very special program that presents the life and times of celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. “The Portrait of Frida Kahlo” highlights the heartrending themes of Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s critically acclaimed opera, Frida. Rodríguez’s powerful work is a perfect match for the passionate art and vibrant life of the legendary painter. Although Kahlo was wracked by agonizing physical pain for much of her adult life and was caught up in a turbulent marriage to Diego Rivera, the flame that fueled her art and life just kept burning. Kahlo’s incredible life journey also transformed her into a potent icon of the feminist movement and a forceful voice of political activism that still resounds today.
“The Portrait of Frida Kahlo” features the magnificent voices of Florida Grand Opera Studio Artists and the spoken word of Florida International University historian Aurora Morcillo and Department of Theatre student Rosalyn Tavarez. A reception follows the presentation.