Opera Cultura will present the very first performance of excerpts from Zorro, the newest opera by nationally-recognized Mexican-American composer Héctor Armienta.
December 19 and 20, 2019
510 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113.
Price: Pay what you can!
You’ll be the first to hear music from this incredible opera that tells the story of the beloved fictional character—the masked, swashbuckling vigilante who fights injustice and corruption.
The performance will be followed by a discussion with the composer, artists, and stage director. 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.
- Please note that this performance has very limited capacity. Get your tickets today and be among the few lucky audience members to experience the first and only performance of excerpts from this adventurous new work.
- This performance and project is supported in part by: SVCreates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara, Fort Worth Opera, the Cultura Guild, and Friends of Opera Cultura.
The story of Zorro features enthralling adventures of romance, bravery, and charm, and also tells the tale of a man divided between spending his life fighting the evils of the world and cherishing time with his beloved family.
To keep his second identity a secret, Zorro wears a secretive black mask. He is known for marking his victims and places he visited with a large “Z.” This highlighted his successes and made it clear that he was as clever as a fox (Zorro meaning fox in Spanish).