Rio de Mujeres – River of Women -Part II of the Llorona Trilogy.
LA LLORONA never sleeps. She returns in RIVER OF WOMEN – Part II of the Llorona Trilogy. See her this weekend!
La Llorona returns in RIVER OF WOMEN to San Jose May 21st & 22nd. The Story – A young woman dreams of a better life, but in the end the Spirit of the River and La Llorona take from her what she loves most – her only daughter.
RIVER OF WOMEN/RIO DE MUJERES A Chamber Opera
The opera is in ENGLISH with some phrases in Spanish. 1:20 minutes in duration.
- 1940’s – A small town in Texas, close to the Great River.
- Paula dreams of escaping the rural life of the river, but is thwarted by her family and her culture. In the end, the spirit of the River and La Llorona take from her what she loves most – her only daughter.
- The legend of La Llorona is known throughout the Americas among most Spanish speaking people. She is a tragic figure, who most believe drowns children in the river.
Sat May 21st 7:00pm
Sun May 22nd 2:00pm
Ticket prices: $15.00 – $32.50
Mexican Heritage Theater, School of Arts and Culture.
For More information visit: http://www.operacultura.org/calendar/Rio-de-Mujeres_2014
River of Women – Two Stories in One
RIVER OF WOMEN is based on the life of my grandmother Paula Lopez.
The characters are all characters from my family. In essence, it is the story of a young woman ( Paula – my grandmother), who lives in a small town by the River ( San Antonio). She dreams of better life, one where woman are free to choose their own destiny. However, her family ( her mother Cayetana) are pressuring her to marry a man she does not love in order to bring back honor the family name. (You see, Paula had a child out of wedlock and also believe women should have more choices in life. During her time ( 1940’s), Latina women in particular did not have access to education and were expected to marry. That is how they survived. )
Elisa, a young girl of 14, has a special connection to the water – The River. She also develops a deep friendship with someone, who we learn later is La LLorona. Here’s a video that explains a little about River of Women and La Llorona. Really hope you will come”, Hector Armienta – Creator of River of Women and Llorona Trilogy.