Yes, the international best-selling autobiography and the powerful film is also an inspiring opera.
Can a man’s life, a political revolution, and a pandemic all be summed up in one artist’s life? This opera tells those stories through the persecuted life of Cuban poet and dissident Reinaldo Arenas. His story will resonate with everyone in South Florida
The Story: Based on the famous memoir of Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas, Before Night Falls follows Arenas’ life from childhood poverty in the Cuban countryside to his emigration to the United States in the 1980 Mariel boatlift, and his last decade suffering from AIDS. Arenas was disillusioned by the Cuban Revolution and persecuted by the Castro regime as a dissident writer and homosexual. The opera follows his trials and tribulations as a political prisoner forced to smuggle his manuscripts abroad for publication.
The Rest of the Season: Witness the political intrigue and edge-of-your-seat suspense in Verdi’s A Masked Ball.
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