Last week was rife with modern opera in our top five works to see during the weekend. And this weekend will be no different with a number of companies experimenting and promoting new music.
Cruzar la Cara de la Luna – New York City Opera
The New York City Opera brings the world’s first-ever mariachi opera to its stage this weekend with performances on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The performance features an all-Hispanic cast that includes Octavio Moreno, Cecilia Duarte, Efraín Solís, and Maria Valdes, among others.
María de Buenos Aires – San Diego Opera
Sticking to the Latin American theme, here is San Diego Opera taking on Piazzolla’s tango opera, which is growing ever-popular around the world. The run has been sold out and the company just added a second shot on Saturday at 10 p.m. There will be four performances throughout the weekend.
JFK – Opéra de Montréal
The Montreal opera presents the new opera detailing the final 12 hours before the death of the famed American president. The opera by Little and Vavrek, will be staged by Thaddeus Strassberger and stars Matthew Worth as JFK and Daniela Mack as Jacqueline Kennedy.
Candide – LA Opera
Kelsey Grammar stars as Voltaire / Pangloss while Jack Swanson, Erin Morley, and Christine Ebersole headline the rest of the cast. The opera will be showcased Saturday, Jan. 27, 2017.
Dead Man Walking – Minnesota Opera
Jake Heggie’s early masterpiece gets two performances on Saturday and Sunday with Michael Christie conducting. Seth Carico, Catherine Martin, Emily Pulley, and Karen Slack headline the cast.