Whenever you consider producing a work or a concert that is targeted toward the Latino community, think carefully consider which one you mean.
We have been extremely fortunate this year.
West Side Story is one of my favorite works because in some ways it functions very much like an opera. Most would argue that it is not an opera, primarily because there is spoken dialogue. However, there are operas that were written with dialogue, such as the opera Carmen.
I'm quite excited that the summer program will be moving to the new School of Music and Art at the The Mexican Heritage Plaza (MHP). For those of you that have never seen it, it is one of the crown cultural jewels of San Jose. What the plaza offers is space that was specifically designed for the performing and visual arts.