To Cross the Face of the Moon/Cruzar la Cara de la Luna
Octavio Moreno and Cecilia Duarte perform in HGO's To Cross the Face of the Moon/Cruzar la Cara de la Luna on November 13, 2010 at the Wortham Theater Center.
HGO presents the fully-staged opera at Talento Bilingüe de Houston featuring Mariachi Aztlán (UTPA) in four performances this December.
Music by José "Pepe" Martínez. Lyrics by José "Pepe" Martínez and Leonard Foglia. Book by Leonard Foglia.
Sung in Spanish and English with projected translations
Where is home? Is it where we are born? Or where we live most of our lives? Is it with the family we leave behind or with the new ones we create? To Cross the Face of the Moon/Cruzar la Cara de la Luna follows one family from its patriarch's distant American dream to their generations-long quest for fulfillment in the country that still does not quite feel like home. The work's story, by acclaimed director and writer Leonard Foglia, is based on first-hand accounts of Mexican immigrants to Houston. The score of To Cross the Face of th