Even though the novel BLESS ME, ULTIMA was written by one of the foremost Mexican American novelists in the country (Rudolfo Anaya), received national acclaim, and been turned into a movie, no major opera company has sought to develop it into an opera.
My question to them is how can we neglect one of the largest audiences in the country - Latino Americans who are primarily English speakers.
However, with the support of a few visionary funders, I have been developing Mr. Anaya's epic novel into an opera. Soon, I will be reaching out to individuals to support the remainder of the commission, which is critical toward completing the work.
But I have faith. I believe when you dream big, others will dream with you. They will empower you. I look forward to the 2018 premiere and sharing that moment with those that made it possible.
Composer and Artistic Director
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