Zorro Workshop Performance

December 19 and 20, 2019
7:00pm

MACLA
510 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19:
   7pm Performance of excerpts

  • $20 General Seating
  • $15 Guild Members (more info)
  • $15 Students with valid ID

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20:
   7pm Performance of the full first act
  • $25 General Seating
  • $20 Guild Members (more info)
  • $20 Students with valid ID
   8pm VIP Celebration
  • additional $50 donation suggested per person

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This performance and project is supported in part by: SVCreates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara, Fort Worth Opera, the Cultura Guild, and Friends of Opera Cultura

Please note that both performances have very limited capacity (100 seats). Get your tickets today and be among  the first to experience this adventurous new work.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19:
7pm Performance of excerpts

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20:
7pm
Performance of the full first act

8pm VIP Celebration – a celebratory reception & fundraiser on site with the artists, after the performance. Wine and hors d'oeuvres provided. Suggested donation to attend is $50 or more per person.


Join us on December 19 & 20 for the very first performance of music from 
Zorro, the newest opera by Héctor Armienta. This incredible opera tells the story of the beloved fictional character—the masked, swashbuckling vigilante who fights injustice and corruption. The performance will be followed by a discussion with the composer, artists, and stage director

The opera incorporates a variety of musical styles, including Mariachi and Mexican corridos. The story is of a young man of noble birth in search of his destiny. After spending several years abroad in Spain, he returns home to Reina de Los Angeles to discover his true calling—to fight for the poor and disenfranchised. Set in the early 19th century in Alta California and in México, the story reflects a time of great political upheaval, due in part to the French Revolution and Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. The opera references political events and historical figures, including Spanish King Ferdinand and the man who lit the flame of the Mexican revolution, Padre Miguel Hidalgo.

The work is being commissioned by Forth Worth Opera and has received development support from Opera Cultura and Forth Worth Opera.  The world premiere will be produced by Forth Worth Opera in Spring 2020.