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La hija de Rappaccini

Attention:  Tonight's performance, Monday, June 24, 2013 at 7:00pm will be performed as scheduled. For updated information regarding weather, performance status, etc. check back here.

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 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.

Your General Admission ticket admits you to the lawn where you can sit on the grass or bring your own blanket and enjoy a picnic dinner with family and friends.  Note that you are free to bring your own food, but outside alcohol is not permitted.  Boxed picnic dinners, wine and beer will be available for purchase. (Click here for a menu)

Please note that for these two special evenings only lawn seating on the grass is available.  Lawn chairs are not permitted.  “Legless” chairs are allowed. (Click here for more information)
Brooklyn Botanic Garden blanket totes and legless chairs will be available for purchase.  (Click here for photos)


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Show Information

Dates Jun 17 & Jun 24
Ticket Prices $35
Company Gotham Chamber Opera
Venue Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Cherry Esplanade
Location Information
Music by Daniel Catán
Libretto by Octavio Paz
Conducted by Neal Goren
Directed by Rebecca Taichman
Subtitles Spanish with English Subtitles

Performance Schedule

Mon 7:00 pm
Gates Open 5:30 pm
Running Time 90 min
Intermission No
*Rain Date Tues, Jun 25 7:00 pm


Elaine Alvarez Daniel Montenegro
Weston Hurt Brian Downen
Jessica Grigg