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Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance (New York Premiere)

Bilingual, cross-border, experimental chamber opera about Pancho Villa, the enigmatic general, legendary bandit, and hero of the Mexican Revolution.

 

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Date

SAT, JAN 5, 2019 | 7:30 PM
SUN, JAN 6, 2019 | 2PM 
MON, JAN 7, 2019 | 7:30 PM
TUE, JAN 8, 2019 | 7:30 PM

Cost

$30-$75

Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance | Photo Credit: Alex Marks

Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance is a bilingual, cross-border, experimental chamber opera about Pancho Villa, the enigmatic general, legendary bandit, and hero of the Mexican Revolution. Through a non-linear collage of scenes—from or inspired by—the life of the complex, contradictory, and controversial leader, the piece provides a timely lens into the relationships and overlaps between the communities of Mexico, the United States, and the borderlands. Originally commissioned by Ballroom Marfa and co-commissioned by Fusebox Festival, this Creative Capital Award winning project brings together an impressive array of artistic collaborators from both sides of the Rio Grande: Austin, TX-based composer Graham Reynolds, librettists Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol of Mexico City, director Shawn Sides of Rude Mechs, and an exceptional ensemble of two vocalists and six instrumentalists built around Grammy-winning producer-guitarist Adrian Quesada.

New York Premiere. Co-Presented with PROTOTYPE Festival.

 

On Monday, January 7, there will be a post-show discussion with Claudia Norman, Adrian Quesada, Laura Anderson Barbata, and Graham Reynolds, moderated by Kristin Marting.

 

Assigned Seating

 

Please note: The Sunday evening performance on January 6, 2019 has been cancelled. If you have tickets for this performance, you will receive a message from Ticketfly about your options. Please call 877-987-6487 if you do not receive this message by 12pm on Friday, January 4.


 


CREDITS

Composer Graham Reynolds
Librettists Lagartijas Tiradas Al Sol
Director Shawn Sides

Lighing & Scenic Designer Brian Scott
Costume Designer Christine Crook
Video Designer Robert S.Fischer

Originally commissioned by Ballroom Marfa and co-commissioned by Fusebox Festival.

Co-Presented with PROTOTYPE

Show Run Time 75 minutes