About Opera Cultura
HISTORY Founded by composer Héctor Armienta, our programming in the past has included presenting Latinx-Hispanic opera, collaborating with other organizations in our community, and providing training for young people in the performing arts. While San Jose remains our artistic home, we have also presented and co-presented in New York, Washington, D.C., and México. Notable performances include La Llorona: A Musical Drama, Rio de Mujéres, Bless Me, Ultima: A Mexican-American Opera, and the immigration song cycle opera Cuentos de Peregrinacón. Cuentos has been performed in San Jose and in Guadalajara, Mexico’s Degollado Theater. Opera Cultura also initiated the Arte Sin Fronteras (Art Without Borders) Initiative, a cross-cultural exchange between San Jose, CA and Guadalajara, Mexico.