Cellista (left), Alexandra Sessler (right)
We are reimagining the art form of opera to encompass one of the primary social musical languages of today - rap. Master beatboxer/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. The project will culminate in a workshop presentation of scenes from the work and include noted artists Cellista and soprano Alexandra Sessler.