Dates and TimesMarch 21, 2013 - 7:30 p.m.March 23, 2013 - 2 p.m.March 23, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.March 24, 2013 - 2 p.m.
Cast and Creative Team
Octavio Moreno*** LaurentinoCecilia DuarteRenataBrian ShircliffeMarkBrittany Wheeler***DianaDavid GuzmanRafaelVanessa Cerda-AlonzoLupitaSaúl AvalosChuchoJuan MejiaVictorJosé “Pepe” MartínezMariachi Vargas deTecalitlán Music DirectorLeonard FogliaDirectorDavid Hanlon***Music SupervisorChía PatiñoMusic DirectorKeturah StickannChoreographerBrian NasonLighting Designer * HGO debut** HGO Studio Artist*** Former HGO Studio Artist
Music by José "Pepe" MartínezLyrics by José "Pepe" Martínez and Leonard FogliaBook by Leonard FogliaFeaturing Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán.
Brown Theater | Sung in Spanish and English with projected translations
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 is by José “Pepe” Martínez, music director of the world-famous Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán.
"A unique and astonishing performance" - L'express“Oh, what a night at the Wortham! The energy was palpable and anticipation high.” - CultureMap“A multicultural winner...Houston Grand Opera’s To Cross the Face of the Moon (Cruzar la Cara de la Luna) succeeded on all fronts.” - 29-95.com