They seek to show the world the wealth of Sinaloa, said the director of the San Diego Opera
Culiacán, Sinaloa.- The Botanical Garden of Culiacán has become the scene of the shooting of the opera Rappaccini daughter of Daniel Catan, the company Opera San Diego is producing unique sinaloan scenes in the world in alliance with the Sinaloan Artistic Society (SAS).
At a press conference, the director of the San Diego Opera, David Bennett, shared that this project, which will premiere at the end of next year, seeks to show the world the wealth of Sinaloa and that is why they chose the lung of Culiacán, because like this garden there is no other on the planet.
“A very important goal in this project is for the world to see the rich and cultural life that exists here in Sinaloa,” he said.
Andrea Puente-Catán, curator and music producer, is the widow of the composer Daniel Catán and stated that this project is the continuity of the work she had been doing with her husband and of a dream of opera in Spanish.
“It is the continuation of a job that I had already been doing with my husband, with Daniel Catán and following the dream of opera in Spanish, there is opera in German, there is opera in French and there is opera in English and Italian of course, but Opening the opera in Spanish has taken time, ”he said.
For her part, Leonor Quijada, director of Sociedad Artística Sinaloense shared that “Rappaccini’s daughter” is a drama, whose main character is Dr. Rappaccini, who lives in a world inhabited by plants and that thanks to that vegetation his daughter lives, It is a garden from which he cannot flee even for love, since there the slightest alteration can turn a plant that gives life to a mortal one.
The play is in two acts composed by Daniel Catán with a libretto by Juan Tovar, based on the work of Octavio Paz (1956), a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1822), and a classic Indian tale from the 10th century.
In addition to the Culiacán Botanical Garden, some scenes are also recorded on the Mazatlán boardwalk and in San Diego, California, United States.