El Último Sueño de Frida y Diego


By Gabriela Lena Frank and Nilo Cruz
June 13, 17, 22, 25, 30, 2023


Divided in life. United in eternity.

It's been three years since she passed. Now on the Day of the Dead in 1957, a lonely, ailing Diego Rivera makes a final wish: to see his wife Frida Kahlo once more.  And the underworld heeds his call.

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Sung in Spanish with English supertitles



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Approximately 2 hours including one intermission

Why You Should See It

Two of the 20th century’s most influential painters are reborn in this world premiere, a celebration of Mexican culture that tips its hat to the Orpheus myth and surrealism.

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The Buzz

Read what the press has said about the stars of the production.

“[Etienne] Dupuis the Canadian baritone deploys immense charm and seduction, phrasing with infinite finesse.”
Opera News

“[Adela Zaharia’s] voice was equal parts shimmer and opulence.”
Los Angeles Times

“[Luca] Pisaroni’s natural charm comes through, lending Leporello a touch of swagger.”
The New York Times


It’s 1957. Three years have passed since the Diego Rivera lost his wife, artist Frida Kahlo. But on the Day of the Dead, he’ll beg her to return—and the underworld will grant his wish.

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Cast & Creative

Frida Kahlo Daniela Mack
Diego Rivera Alfredo Daza
Catrina Yaritza Véliz *
Leonardo Jacob Ingbar *


June 13, 17, 22, 25, 30, 2023

Conductor Roberto Kalb *
Director Lorena Maza *
Set Designer Jorge Ballina *
Costume Designer Eloise Kazan *
Lighting Designer Victor Zapatero *
Chorus Director John Keene

* San Francisco Opera Debut

New San Francisco Opera co-commission with
San Diego Opera, Fort Worth Opera,
DePauw University, School of Music,
and with support from
The University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts

Made Possible By

This production is made possible, in part, by John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn.


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