Cruzar la Cara de la Luna

Houston Grand Opera

Catalog #: TROY1299
Release Date: October 1, 2011
Format: Digital

Cruzar La Cara de la Luna/To Cross the Face of the Moon is the world's first opera composed for mariachi. Exploring the fusion of opera and mariachi has taken both art forms in new directions. Commissioned in celebration of the Mexican anniversaries of independence and revolution, Cruzar brought together composer José "Pepe" Martinez, the music director of the storied Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, and eminent Broadway stage director and writer Leonard Foglia. Together they have created an emotional and compelling work that remains true to its Mariachi culture and tells a story that resonates with all. This is a recording of the world premiere performance, which brought this glorious new piece of music theater to life with unforgettable virtuosity, energy and passion.


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Title Composer Performer
Cruzar La Cara de la Luna José "Pepe" Martinez & Leonard Foglia Houston Grand Opera, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, Brian Shircliffe, Brittany Wheeler, Octavio Moreno, Juan Mejía, Cecilia Duarte, Vanessa Cerda-Alonzo, David Guzman, Atlai Carreon

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