Friday Feb 1, 2013
Albuquerque, NM 87102-4508
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A bilingual opera for young audiences.
Selected in a national competition, the Brabson Composers Competition, this fully staged opera with orchestral accompaniment follows the journey of girl and her father to return her mother's ashes to the Oyamel forest of Michoacan. The story draws heavily from Mexican folklore about the transformation of the spirits of the departed into Monarch butterflies. 45 min. running time, in English and SpanishEthan Frederick Greene, composerIrene Keliher, librettist