The Rap Opera Project

June 24, 2017
7:00 pm

510 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113

$5.00- Students (with high school or college ID)
$10.00- Adults 


We are reimagining the art form of opera to encompass one of the primary social musical languages of today - rap. Master beat boxer/ rap artist Carlos Aguirre will work with youth to help tell their stories through a new hybrid art form. The project will draw on socioeconomic issues affecting youth to create a narrative of their experiences living in San Jose.  

Free youth writing workshops will take place on April 11th and 18th at MACLA in San Jose. Click HERE for more information and to register for the workshops.

The project will culminate in a workshop presentation of scenes from the work on June 24th, 2017, and will include noted artists Cellista and soprano Alexandra Sessler. Héctor Armienta will serve as composer for this project.

Cellista   Alexandra Sessler
Cellista (Left), Alexandra Sessler (Right)

This project is funded by Silicon Valley Create's X Factor Grant.