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Hector Armienta | Opera CulturaBless Me Ultima

Bless Me Ultima

A Workshop Presentation

June 17, 2017

510 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113

$15.00 - General Admission


Opera Cultura will be presenting new excerpts from Hector Armienta's opera, Bless Me Ultima, based on Rudolfo Anaya's epic novel of the same title. After the performance, there will be a discussion with composer/librettist Hector Armienta and cast about the work.  Seating is limited ( 100 seats) so make reservations right away.You won't want to miss this event.

The entire presentation will last approximately one hour ( including the discussion).

The opera will have its world premiere in Albuquerque New Mexico in 2018. Opera Cultura will present the west coast premiere later that year. The novel 

Antonio Marez is a young boy when Ultima comes to stay with his family in New Mexico. She is a curandera, one who cures with herbs and magic. Under her wise wing, Tony will probe the family ties that bind and rend him, and he will discover himself in the magical secrets of the pagan past-a mythic legacy as palpable as the Catholicism of Latin America. And at each life turn there is Ultima, who delivered Tony into the world...and will nurture the birth of his soul.