Little Carver Theatre in San Antonio, Texas is set to present “El Conquistador,” a new opera by composer Nathan Felix.
The 75-minute work explores the life of Hernán Cortés and his conquest of Tenochtitlan. It also explores the life and impact of La Malinche,” an enslaved Indigenous girl who became Hernán Cortés’ interpreter and cultural translator. ” The work serves as a prequel to Felix’s “La Malinche.”
Opening on March 2, 2024, the work stars Thomas Soto as Cortés, Celeste Morales as La Malinche, Jeremiah Drake as Moctezuma, Kim Sandoval as Catalina Suarez Marcyda, and Emily Anderson as Diego Velásquez de Cuéllar.
Nieves Villasenor conducts an ensemble featuring violinist Jose Irizarry, violist Ptotia Furlow, cellist Stephen Young, and choral singers Steph Huskin, Laura Grindle, Kelly Vix-Miller and Christiana Davis.