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Fort Worth Opera will present the world premiere of composer Joe Illick and librettist Mark Campbell’s one-act children’s opera, Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World. Based upon the highly-acclaimed book by award-winning English author and illustrator Laurence Anholt, this new work follows the real-life story of Marianna Morillo Safa and her friendship with famed painter Frida Kahlo. The family-friendly tale teaches children about art, bravery, and the power of friendship.

The opera follows Marianna, a young girl living in the heart of Mexico City, whose home is full of beautiful artwork by Frida Kahlo. She is encouraged by her family to visit Kahlo and have her portrait painted the renowned artist, but is terrified at the thought. There are rumors that Frida keeps skeletons above her bed and exotic pets in her Blue House, people have even said that she is a witch. As Kahlo begins to paint Marianna in her studio, this fear quickly disappears, and a friendship blooms between the two. Marianna meets Frida’s husband, Diego Rivera, and learns of the horrible accident that almost killed her new friend. Through the magic of opera, Frida’s parrot, dog, and monkey all sing, and the audience is invited to join in on the fun as well.

Fort Worth Opera will present the world premiere of composer Joe Illick and librettist Mark Campbell’s one-act children’s opera, Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World. Based upon the highly-acclaimed book by award-winning English author and illustrator Laurence Anholt, this new work follows the real-life story of Marianna Morillo Safa and her friendship with famed painter Frida Kahlo. The family-friendly tale teaches children about art, bravery, and the power of friendship.

The opera follows Marianna, a young girl living in the heart of Mexico City, whose home is full of beautiful artwork by Frida Kahlo. She is encouraged by her family to visit Kahlo and have her portrait painted the renowned artist, but is terrified at the thought. There are rumors that Frida keeps skeletons above her bed and exotic pets in her Blue House, people have even said that she is a witch. As Kahlo begins to paint Marianna in her studio, this fear quickly disappears, and a friendship blooms between the two. Marianna meets Frida’s husband, Diego Rivera, and learns of the horrible accident that almost killed her new friend. Through the magic of opera, Frida’s parrot, dog, and monkey all sing, and the audience is invited to join in on the fun as well.

Fort Worth Opera will present the world premiere of composer Joe Illick and librettist Mark Campbell’s one-act children’s opera, Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World. Based upon the highly-acclaimed book by award-winning English author and illustrator Laurence Anholt, this new work follows the real-life story of Marianna Morillo Safa and her friendship with famed painter Frida Kahlo. The family-friendly tale teaches children about art, bravery, and the power of friendship.

The opera follows Marianna, a young girl living in the heart of Mexico City, whose home is full of beautiful artwork by Frida Kahlo. She is encouraged by her family to visit Kahlo and have her portrait painted the renowned artist, but is terrified at the thought. There are rumors that Frida keeps skeletons above her bed and exotic pets in her Blue House, people have even said that she is a witch. As Kahlo begins to paint Marianna in her studio, this fear quickly disappears, and a friendship blooms between the two. Marianna meets Frida’s husband, Diego Rivera, and learns of the horrible accident that almost killed her new friend. Through the magic of opera, Frida’s parrot, dog, and monkey all sing, and the audience is invited to join in on the fun as well.

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Rose Marine Theater
1440 N. Main St.
Fort Worth, TX 76164
http://www.fwopera.org/

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