Cruzar la Cara de la Luna
Mariachi Opera featuring Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán
<b><em>Cruzar la Cara de la Luna</em></b>
Great Hall (Directions & Parking)
$43 to $85
Fri., February 16,2018 at 8PM*
Sat., February 17, 2018 at 8PM

*Subscriptions include Opening Night Only Public Onsale: Tue., June 20 at 11AM

Cruzar la Cara de la Luna
Featuring Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán
Music by José “Pepe” Martínez
Lyrics by José “Pepe” Martínez and Leonard Foglia
Book by Leonard Foglia

Commissioned by and Premiered at Houston Grand Opera

Tackling a timely tale, these legendary Mexican artists combine their traditional music with high drama to depict the cross-border story of two families and three generations. The band’s late Music Director José “Pepe” Martínez composed the opera, joining forces with writer Leonard Foglia to create a full-length mariachi opera that premiered in 2010 at Houston Grand Opera. Seven years later, its themes of human struggle are more relevant than ever. VPAC presents the West Coast premiere, following successful performances in Chicago and Paris.

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