La Paloma y el Ruiseñor premieres at the Teatro Angela Peralta in Mazatlán

September 19, 2014

La Paloma y el Ruiseñor 3 BAJA-1

Are you looking for an excuse to have a little long-weekend-getaway two weeks before Thanksgiving? Come to Mazatlán and hear the premiere of my opera “La Paloma y el Ruiseñor” [The Dove and the Nightingale] at the Teatro Ángela Peralta. It is a wonderful city with terrific people, restaurants, culture, history and November temperatures that range from 70-90 degrees in early November. I love this city. Hotels get booked from the mid-November through the first week in January, so if you are tempted to attend, don’t delay getting a reservation: and the tickets for the opera are going fast.

Here are the details:

Composer: Roger Bourland
Libretto: Mitchell Morris
Spanish adaptation: Placido Domingo Jr.
Conductor: Scott Dunn

November 14, 15 2014: 8:00
[Open dress rehearsal: Nov.13, 2014]

Producer: Raúl Rico González
Production assistant: Abril Márquez
Orchestra: Camarata Mazatlán; Percival Álvarez, Music Director
Chorus: Coro Guillermo Sarabia, Music Directors Enrique Patrón de Rueda and Martha Félix
Dance ensembles:
Delfos Danza Contemporánea, Víctor Manuel Ruiz, Director
Ballet Folklórico, Javier Arcadia, Director
Stage direction: Ramón Gómez Polo and Raúl Rico González
Stage design: Jorge González Nery
Costumes: Elisa Espinosa

Jessica Loaiza Pérez/Ángela Peralta
Armando Piña López/ Julián
Penélope María Luna Núñez/Rosa
Emily Sánchez Osuna/ Young Ángela
Jessika Arevalo/La Zepilli
Adriana Romero Jesus Ramirez/La Saborini
Fernando Martinez/Captain Ybarra
Miguel Gonzalez/Maclovio Castellanos
Héctor Rosendo Valle Loera/Solomon Marsh, Juan Jacobo Valadés
Christopher Roldan, Ramón Ocampo
Eden Vega/Cecilio Ocón, Carlos Meneses
Esteban Baltazar/ Young Julián, Eraclio Bernal
Athenea Reyes/Hermana Josefina
Mariela Angulo/Beatriz Melani
Miguel Valenzuela/Prof Agustín Balderas
Irving Bonilla/Cristóbal, Jesús Caravantes
Flor Estrada/Madame L’Aiguille, Araceli
Karla Alvarez/Madame DiGrazia
Laura Martinez/La Venadita
Alba Cecilia Rivera/Young Rosa

Muchísimas gracias to my long-time friend and colleague, Scott Dunn who helped me with my setting of Placido’s gorgeous adaptation of Mitchell Morris’ terrific libretto. Scott reviewed every note of the orchestration, making sure it would not get in the way of our amazing singers. As this is my first grand opera, I am greatly appreciative for his help.

I am most indebted to Raúl Rico, who has encouraged me and supported me in this effort. Mitchell and I have dedicated the opera to Raúl and the amazing talent at Cultura/Mazatlán.

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