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Central City Opera Presents En Mis Palabras (In My Own Words), A Bilingual One-act Opera for Family Audiences, at Su Teatro at the Denver Civic Theater
Central City Opera Presents En Mis Palabras
(In My Own Words), A Bilingual One-act Opera
for Family Audiences, at Su Teatro at the Denver Civic Theater
En Mis Palabras was commissioned by Central City Opera to be performed for family and student audiences. The opera weaves Spanish and English throughout and is easily understood by native speakers of either language through clever use of lyrics and staging. En Mis Palabras utilizes four singers, piano and guitar to tell the story of a teenage
Saturday’s performance will be followed by a talkback with En Mis Palabras’ composer Roger Ames, director Anthony J. Garcia and Central City Opera’s Deborah Morrow Audience members will be able to ask questions and discuss the opera with its creative team.
Pulitzer Prize nominated composer Roger Ames is known for his operas, musicals and choral pieces including The End of Forever, an opera he composed about the Native American experience in
Anthony J. Garcia, Executive Artistic Director of Denver’s Latino theater company, Su Teatro, has provided the staging for this production. Garcia has been with Su Teatro since 1974 and serves as resident playwright for the company. He is also an instructor in Chicano Studies at the Metropolitan State College of Denver. Sets and props were designed by Michael Gorgan with costumes by Wanda Price.
“We are honored to return to Su Teatro to perform this heartfelt opera about family dynamics. We are especially happy that both Tony Garcia, director, and Roger Ames, composer will be in attendance to answer questions and discuss how the opera was conceived and realized,” comments Central City Opera Director of Education and Community Programs,
The 2010 Biennial of the Americas is an international event celebrating the culture, ideas and people of the Western Hemisphere, hosted by the City of
Tickets can be purchased at $10 for children/$15 for adults. For more information or to purchase tickets to En Mis Palabras, visit www.centralcityopera.org or call 303-292-6700.
Celebrating its 78th year, Central City Opera is the nation’s fifth-oldest opera company, located just 35 miles west of
EN MIS PALABRAS
(IN MY OWN WORDS)
Music by Roger Ames
Libretto by Jeffrey Gilden
Ana Maria Teresa Davis
Abuela Leslie Remmert Soich
Esteban Steven Taylor
Rodolfo Adam Sattley
Piano Deborah Schmit-Lobis
Guitar David VanderHamm