Zorro Workshop Performance
December 19 and 20, 2019
510 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Explore your history through Zorro & WIN $50!
This performance and project is supported in part by: SVCreates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara, Fort Worth Opera, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Cultura Guild, and Friends of Opera Cultura
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19:
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20:
8pm Holiday Celebration & Fundraiser – a reception on site with the artists, after the performance. Wine and hors d'oeuvres provided. Suggested donation to attend is $50 or more per person.
HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE BOTH DATES!
Food will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
MOST NEEDED ITEMS:
Please no glass containers, candy or sugar-sweetened drinks (soda, energy drinks, juice)
Join us on December 19 & 20 for the very first performance of music from Zorro, the newest opera by Héctor Armienta. This incredible opera tells the story of the beloved fictional character—the masked, swashbuckling vigilante who fights injustice and corruption.
The opera incorporates a variety of musical styles, including Mariachi and Mexican corridos. The story is of a young man of noble birth in search of his destiny. After spending several years abroad in Spain, he returns home to Reina de Los Angeles to discover his true calling—to fight for the poor and disenfranchised. Set in the early 19th century in Alta California and in México, the story reflects a time of great political upheaval, due in part to the French Revolution and Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. The opera references political events and historical figures, including Spanish King Ferdinand and the man who lit the flame of the Mexican revolution, Padre Miguel Hidalgo.
The work is being co-commissioned by Fort Worth Opera, Opera Southwest, and Opera Cultura. The world premiere will be produced by Fort Worth Opera in Spring 2020.