Florencia en el Amazonas (featuring American soprano Pamela Armstrong) encompasses elements of magical realism blended with a late romantic style. Set in the early 1900′s aboard an Amazon steamboat, Florencia tells the story of a passage through the fabled rain forest. During this mystical voyage of discovery, each passenger harbors secret hopes of what the trip will bring. Among them, a famous prima donna hopes to recapture the great love of her life. Reality and fantasy intertwine as the dangerous splendors of the Amazon test the travelers’ preconceptions of their hopes and dreams. Composer Daniel Catan’s musical influences of Puccini and Debussy are heard, with themes drawn from Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez (whose works include “Love in the Time of Cholera”).