Zorro Workshop Performance

December 19, 2019

510 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113

$20 General Seating
$15 Cultura Guild Members (click here for more info)
$15 Students with valid ID



Join us for the FIRST AND ONLY workshop performance of Zorro, a new opera by Héctor Armienta. Opera Cultura will give a special performance of excerpts of the opera, which based on the beloved fictional character Zorro.  The performance will be followed by a brief discussion with the composer, artists, and stage director.
It is the story 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. The story incorporates California history and is set during the politically tumultuous period of the early 1800’s in Alta California and in México. During that time, there was great politically upheaval in Spain and México, due in part to the French Revolution and Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. There are several references to political events and historical figures in the opera, 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. 

Explore your history through Zorro

As part of this workshop presentation, we invite you to join us for a special fun project to explore your own history. 

It's easy to participate! All you need to do is submit a story, video, photo, or document that represents or relates to your personal history. We are especially encouraging any connection to San Jose history or to Spanish and Mexican history! You may have to do a little thinking or research, but that's part of the fun!

We will be compiling any and all submissions and will display them at the performance. Plus, anyone who participates will be automatically entered to win a pair of tickets to the Zorro presentation.

Contact t.liu@operacultura.org with submissions or any questions.
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.