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Bless Me Ultima - A New Opera

October 31, 2013

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Composer and artistic director Hector Armienta has received the rights to develop Rudolfo Anaya's epic novel Bless Me Ultima into an opera.

Update  8-4-15
The work has made it to the semi final round of the Arizona Spark program, a commissioning program of Arizona Opera. Opera Cultura will also present excerpts of the work on Sept 26th at Martin Luther King Library in San Jose Ca. Click here for details. 

Opera Cultura has received $45,000 in support of the commission and development - click here

The Story
"As Mexican American and as Mexican American composer, it is an enormous honor. Mr. Anaya is one of our literary masters and his work deserves to be told on the operatic stage. The novel was recently made into a movie and if you haven't seen it, please do. However, it only provides a glimpse of the magic of this epic story and I hope you might consider reading the novel."

 See the movie


Meet Rodolfo Anaya