Tales of Pilgrimage - Cuentos de Peregrinacion

A Song Cycle Opera

March 29th and 30th, 2014
March 29 @ 5pm & March 30 @ 2pm

Mexican Heritage Theater - School of Arts & Culture @ MHP
1700 Alum Rock Ave.
San Jose , CA 95116

Join us as we retell the heart wrenching and inspirational stories of Mexican Immigrants who have made the arduous journey from Mexico to the US. Composed by Hector Armienta and directed by El Teatro Campesino's Kinan Valdez, the cast includes community members, opera singers, and professional actors.
Prior to the March 29th performance, there will be a march to commemorate the life of Cesar Chavez and recognize the contributions of all immigrants to this country. 

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Roberto Romo - Visual Artist


Enter the Aero Mexico - Opera Cultura Airline Ticket Raffle


As described by Hector Armienta, "This work   is intended for the community and those that want to celebrate the contributions of all immigrants - including those within our own family".  The song cycle opera is about an hour long and is comprised of five arias ( songs). The text is based on stories Armienta has collected from various sources. 

This production will mark the world premiere. Excerpts of it will be performed at Guadalajara's majestic Degollado Theater in August 2014.

Supported, in part, by the Knight Foundation, The Castellano Family Foundation, Applied Materials Foundation, the Fleichhacker Foundation, the city of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, Silicon Valley Creates and Friends of Opera Cultura.Opera Cultura is fiscally sponsored by MACLA. Collaborative Partners are School of Arts and Culture @ MHP, Father Jon Pedigo of Guadalupe Church, and El Teatro Campesino



This performance has been generously supported by: