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Sunday, February 18th, 2018
3:00 PM
Featuring Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán Music by José "Pepe" Martínez Lyrics by José "Pepe" Martínez and Leonard Foglia Book by Leonard Foglia Commissioned by and Premiered at Houston Grand Opera Tackling a timely tale, these legendary Mexican artists combine their traditional music with high drama to depict the cross­border story of two families and three generations. Band member and composer José "Pepe" Martínez joined forces with writer Leonard Foglia to create a full-length mariachi opera that premiered in 2010 at Houston Grand Opera. Seven years later, its themes of human struggle are more relevant than ever. VPAC presents the West Coast premiere, following successful performances in Chicago and Paris.