The Atlanta Opera to Bring EN MIS PALABRAS and NIGHTLY NEWS to Venues Throughout the City, 1/16-4/12
As part of its 2013-2014 Studio Tour, The Atlanta Opera will present a total of eight performances of En Mis Palabras and Knightly News in venues throughout the Atlanta area. En Mis Palabras and Knightly News both have subject matters and lengths that make them ideal for families with children in elementary, middle and high school. These interactive and educational performances provide an opportunity for families throughout the metro-Atlanta area to explore and experience opera together. Tickets to all performances of En Mis Palabras and Knightly News are $7 per person, and can be purchased at atlantaopera.org or by calling 404-881-8885.
En Mis Palabras: In En Mis Palabras, a bilingual (Spanish and English) opera targeted at audiences in grades 6-12, a young girl named Ana Maria struggles with finding her own voice and figuring out who she is. Meanwhile, her father struggles to let go so that his daughter can safely develop her own sense of self. En Mis Palabras features four singers, a guitarist and a pianist. Approximate running time is one hour.
En Mis Palabras Performance Dates and Locations:
Thursday, January 16, 2014, 7 p.m.
Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA 30331
Friday, January 24, 2014, 7 p.m.
La Amistad at Peachtree Presbyterian Church, 3434 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30305
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 7 p.m.
The Atlanta Opera Center, 1575 Northside Drive NW, Building 300, Suite 350, Atlanta, GA 30318
En Mis Palabras Cast & Creative Team:
Music by Roger Ames
Libretto by Jeffrey Gilden
Stage direction: Alison Moritz
Musical direction: Grant Jones
Set Design: Kat Conley
Costume Design: Joanna Schmink
Ana Maria: Jayme Alilaw
Abuela: Stephanie Sanchez
Rodolfo: Pedro Carreras
Esteban: Ivan Segovia
Knightly News: Knightly News, most appropriate for grades K-5, is a mixed-up operatic newscast featuring modern characters from traditional tales. The theme of Knightly News reminds the audience that each person has unique talents and strengths that are valuable in different ways. Knightly News features four singers and a pianist, and will be performed in English. Approximate running time is one hour.