La hija de Rappaccini – Gotham Chamber Opera

Gotham Chamber Opera presents

La hija de Rappaccini (Rappaccini’s Daughter)

by Daniel Catán


Monday, June 17
Monday, June 24 (Rain date June 25)

Gates open at 5:30PM
Performance begins at 7PM

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Cherry Esplanade


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Additional performances in Los Angeles, CA:

July 20 & 21, 2013
Times TBA
Greystone Park & Mansion
Beverly Hills, CA



  • Rappaccini:  Eric Dubin

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 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. The libretto by Juan Tovar is based on the play by the Mexican Nobel Prize winner Octavio Paz, after the classic short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s expansive Cherry Esplanade will be the ideal setting for this opera. La hija de Rappaccini is the Garden’s first staged opera presentation in its 103-year history. The audience is invited to bring a blanket to sit on the grass on Cherry Esplanade and bring or purchase a picnic dinner to enjoy with family and friends. (Please note that for these two special evenings only lawn seating on the grass is available.)


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