FRIDA (onscreen)


Conducted by Andrés Cladera
Directed by Andreas Mitisek

Special note: on October 27, we announced a reimagined 20/21 season that celebrates the resiliency of the creative spirit with live music and collaboration, while ensuring the health and wellness of our audiences, artists, and company. To learn more about our company’s response to the outbreak of COVID-19 go here.

These changes impact 20/21 season subscribers and members. Go here for more information about your ticketing options or contact our Patron Services team Monday – Wednesday, 10 AM – 5 PM, by calling 503.241.1802.


Sung in English and Spanish with captions.
Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission.

“Viva la vida!”

A celebration of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Frida is vibrant, and infused with artistic imagery—all brought to life by the beautiful music of Mexican American composer Robert Xavier Rodríguez.

In two poetic acts, we follow moments from Mexican painter Frida Kahlo’s life—the traffic accident that changes her physical abilities, her turbulent relationship with Diego Rivera, the men and women that she loves, and the art that she makes. We enter the imagination of an iconic artist and heroine as she changes the world with her story and legacy.

Featuring Catalina Cuervo as Frida and Bernardo Bermudez as Diego, with the 20/21 Portland Opera Resident Artists, and a score that celebrates the beauty of Mexican folk and art song. The libretto shines with lyrics written by award-winning playwright Migdalia Cruz and book by Hilary Blecher, directed by Andreas Mitisek (As One, 2018/19).

Digital access will be available for 45 days, starting on March 20, 2021 on our digital channel, Portland Opera Onscreen. 


Looking for delivery dining options, a wine pairing suggestion, or a way to plan your watch party? Even though we’re working remotely, our team is happy to offer complimentary concierge services. Create your opera experience with the assistance of our Portland Opera Concierge: email or call 503-241-1407, M – W, 10 AM – 5 PM.

Join company members and guests from the production for a post-show Q&A on Zoom following the performance on March 20.

Digital access available for $50 or pay what you will. Access will be available for purchase in February 2021.

Photos courtesy of Long Beach Opera, by Keith Polakoff.

Dates, programming, artists, and details are subject to change. 



Catalina Cuervo

Bernardo Bermudez

Cristina Kahlo, Mrs. Ford
Lynnesha Crump

Dimas’ Mother, Lupe Marin, Mrs. Rockefeller, Natalia Trotsky
Jasmine Johnson

Alejandro, Mr. Ford, Leon Trotsky
David Morgans Sanchez

Petate Vendor, Guillermo Kahlo, Mr. Rockefeller, Edward G. Robinson
Edwin Jhamal Davis

Andres Cladera

Andreas Mitisek

Lighting Designer
Connie Yun