A Journey of Faith/Un Camino De Fe (1993)

A Story about Faith and Holding on to a Dream

A Youth Opera (commissioned by Opera Pacific)

Based on a true story, Un Camino De Fe is a story within a story. It opens with a young Latina high school girl struggling with a writing assignment for a competition. Convinced that her family history is not interesting enough to tell, she is confronted by her older brother, who recounts through a series of flashbacks the emotional and difficult challenges her family faced as immigrants in the United States.  Plagued by the Coyote    (immigrant smuggler), the opera’s antagonist,  the family grapples with poverty, rejection and disillusionment,  at times finding its only support in the father’s vision and faith. Thanks to her brother’s inspiring stories, the girl’s pride in her family and heritage is revived.