UC San Diego's Department of Music
August 03, 2014
CUATRO CORRIDOS CHAMBER OPERA GOES TO ZIPPER HALL
|Cuatro Corridos, the critically-acclaimed chamber opera created by UC San Diego music Professor Susan Narucki in collaboration with Mexican author Jorge Volpi, will be performed on Friday Aug. 8 at 7:30 pm at the Colburn School's Zipper Hall in Los Angeles in a benefit for the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. Based on true events, the opera tells the stories of four women trapped in a cycle of prostitution and slavery in the San Diego/Tijuana border region. Cuatro Corridos premiered at UC San Diego in May 2013, with subsequent performances in Tijuana, Dallas and Albuquerque. It earned upbeat reviews from UT San Diego, the Los Angeles Times and from D magazine. The opera is sung by Narucki, a Grammy-winning soprano, joined by percussionist Ayano Kataoka, pianist and UC San Diego music Professor Aleck Karis and guitarist and UC San Diego music graduate student Pablo Gomez. It features original music by Hilda Paredes, Arlene Sierra, Hebert Vazquez and UC San Diego music Professor Lei Liang. Cuatro Corridos has received funding from the MAP Fund for the Performing Arts/Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, UC MEXUS, and most recently, the National Endowment for the Arts to support domestic touring in 2015-16. Click here to purchase tickets online for the Aug. 8 performance in Los Angeles.|
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