Opera Southwest to Present ‘Zorro’

By Francisco Salazar

Opera Southwest will present “Zorro” in Albuquerque.

The work, which is set to be presented four times from Oct. 23 through Oct. 30, was written by Héctor Armienta and will be shown at the National Hispanic Cultural Center-Journal Theatre.

The work take place in Los Angeles when Alta California was still a colony of Spain and retells the Zorro legend following Diego de la Vega, esteemed swordsman and Spanish nobleman, as he fights for the poor and enslaved.

César Delgado, Stephanie Sanchez, Laura León, Octavio Moreno, Olga Perez Flora, Javier Ortiz, and Laura Soto-Bayomi make up the cast of the Armienta opera. Anthony Barrese conducts the production by Octavio Cardenas.