Gotham Chamber Opera: La hija de Rappaccini

Monday, June 17, and Monday, June 24, 2013 | 7 p.m.

Garden with Separation (detail)
Garden with Separation (detail). FRED TOMASELLI, 1998. Insects, leaves photo collage, acrylic, and resin on wood panel. 30 x 24 inches. © The Artist / Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York/Shanghai

Tickets for tonight’s performance are available at the BBG box office at 990 Washington Avenue.

Gotham Chamber Opera presents Daniel Catán’s La hija de Rappaccini (Rappaccini’s Daughter).

With a libretto by the Mexican Nobel Prize winner Octavio Paz, based on the classic short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, La hija de Rappaccini (Rappaccini’s Daughter) tells of a doctor who seeks to protect and control his daughter by keeping her locked in a garden where he experiments with poisonous plants. She is immune to them but is a carrier of their danger. When a young student falls in love with her, he is faced with the knowledge that pursuing that love will surely lead to his death.

This special performance by Gotham Chamber Opera takes place outdoors on Cherry Esplanade.

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