This bilingual work follows three generations of a single family and spans countries, cultures and customs. It tells the story of Mark, a Mexican-American dealing with the approaching death of his immigrant father. As long-buried secrets are revealed, he finds himself dramatically re-evaluating his own understanding of what makes a family.
Known as the World’s Best Mariachi and heard on more than 800 recordings Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán makes his company debut. Other debuting singers include Mexican baritone Octavio Moreno as Laurentino, Mexican mezzo-soprano Cecilia Duarte as Renata, Mexican mezzo-soprano Vanessa Cerda-Alonzo as Lupita, Colombian tenor David Guzmán as Rafael, American soprano Brittany Wheeler as Diana, American baritone Brian Shircliffe as Mark, El Salvadorian tenor Juan Mejía as Victor and Mexican musician Saul Avalos as Chucho. Returning to direct the production is Leonard Foglia who made his Company debut as the stage director for last season’s “Moby-Dick”.
Performed in Spanish and English with Spanish and English translations above the stage, “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” was composed by José “Pepe” Martinez to a libretto by Leonard Foglia. “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” had its world premiere on November 13, 2010 in Houston, Texas. Performed to ecstatic reviews in Houston and Paris, this semi-staged production receives its West Coast premiere here in San Diego for two performance only on Saturday, March 16, 2013 for two performances only at 2 PM and 7 PM.
Single tickets for “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” are on sale. Prices are $35, $50, $99 and $125. A special “Compadres VIP package” for $300 includes premium orchestra tickets to the evening performance at 7PM as well as a post-opera reception with the artists.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 619.533.7000 Monday- Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM or online starting on April 21, 2012 at www.sdopera.com
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