Divaria Productions, La Rioja Lirica, and Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral to Present Jose Serrano's LA DOLOROSA, 3/8

By: Feb. 26, 2014
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As a tribute to International Women's Day, on Saturday March 8 at 7:30 pm, the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in collaboration with New York opera company Divaria Productions and Spain's La Rioja Lírica, will present La Dolorosa, the fascinating Spanish zarzuela dedicated to women, their courage and their bravery.

With a high quality cast, featuring Puerto Rican tenor José Daniel Mojica, Puerto Rican baritone Eliam Fuentes and New York soprano Ashley Bell, this production highlights the pain and suffering of Dolores, a mistreated and humiliated women who must give up everything in search of a better life for her and her newborn son.

The story of the protagonist, Dolores, is the story of many women in the modern age and her plight resonates with that of many immigrant women in America. The performance will take place in Old St. Patrick's Cathedral, a refuge for many immigrants throughout history.

The event will also feature a pre-performance lecture on immigration to commemorate this important day. Stage Director Anton Armendariz Díaz has remained true to the original story but updated the location to the present United States. The music will be sung in Spanish with English dialogue.

Rounding out the cast are Spanish singer Amaya Areberas, actors Rafael Abolafia, Nana Gouvea and Ngo Okafor, Basilica organist Jared Lamenzo and the Basilica's Schola directed by Joshua South.

The performance, also in collaboration with Centro Español, will take place on Saturday March 8th at 7:30 pm at Old St. Patrick's Cathedral, located on Mott Street between Houston and Prince.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.ladolorosa.eventbrite.com or at the door with cash or check. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.