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GIVING VOICE

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GIVING VOICE

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October 11, 2020 2:30 pm
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October 11, 2020 3:30 pm

Join us for the first in our new annual series amplifying Latinx opera singers locally and nationally. This series is El Paso Opera’s official response to the 8/3/19 Walmart tragedy and aligned with our commitment to promoting (or “Giving Voice”) to traditionally underrepresented, marginalized communities, especially in the performing arts, especially in opera, and especially in terms of Latinx people. For this inaugural year, accomplished homegrown Mexican-American baritone, Luis Alejandro Orozco, will be our honored headlining artist. Orozco’s residency will include student masterclasses and joint performances, an industry panel discussion, and an inspiring, sure-to-dazzle “Giving Voice” recital with pianist Michael Lewis. 

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OPERA UTEP STUDENT MASTERCLASS WITH LUIS OROZCO

Friday, October 9, 1:00pm – 2:30pm —  A digital masterclass with Luis Alejandro Orozco with the voice students of the University of Texas at El Paso.  Also with Opera UTEP Director Cherry Duke and pianist Dr. Esequiel Meza. 

 

INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSION WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

Friday, October 9, 7:30pm — Streamed FREE on YouTube Live:  A digital panel discussion with special guests Luis Alejandro Orozco, Ricardo Herrera, Stephanie Sanchez, and Justin Lucero, moderated by Artistic Associate Cherry Duke. These guests are all Latinx members of the professional opera industry with ties to El Paso. For the hour conversation, we will discuss what it’s like as Latinx artists working in the opera world, touch on our experiences in the current state of the industry, and address our thoughts about our community in a post-8/3/19 world. Plus, you can submit your own questions to these talented artists and get a sneak peak at Luis Alejandro’s Orozco’s recital! CLICK HERE TO WATCH

 

EL PASO OPERA MAIN EVENT**RECITAL WITH LUIS OROZCO**

Sunday, October 11, 2:30pm — Streamed on YouTube Live from Scorca Hall in Opera AMERICA’s New York City headquarters:  A digital recital with our special headliner guest, baritone Luis Alejandro Orozco, and pianist Michael Lewis. Orozco will perform a specially-curated set exploring art and the Hispanic experience: A Question of Light, a song cycle by critically-acclaimed composer Jake Heggie, with texts by Gene Scheer, a set of poetic and musical responses to six visual art works and an emotional journey of the works’ creators (Magritte, Maya, Caillebotte, Mondrian, and Murphy) perceived through each artwork; also included are Spanish language selections by luminaries Alfonso Esparza Oteo, Agustín Lara, and María Grever, with such offerings as “Dejame llorar,” “Amor de mis amores,” and “Jurame.” For pay-what-you-can digital tickets to this event (suggested price $15.00 per person), sign up ABOVE in the ticket purchase section.

Click below to access the digital program with songs & translations!

Digital Program GIVING VOICE Oct 11

 

 

 

OPERA UTEP CONCERT**LIVE-STREAMED ON FACEBOOK LIVE**

Tuesday, October 13, 7:30pm — Opera UTEP is proud to welcome special guest baritone and UTEP alumnus Luis Orozco for a concert with our students, in conjunction with El Paso Opera’s first annual “Giving Voice” series. The program features arias from Spanish zarzuelas as well as art songs, romanzas and boleros by Latinx composers, all in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. In addition to Mr. Orozco and Opera UTEP students, performers include members of the UTEP voice faculty and pianist Dr. Esequiel Meza.

**For more information, contact Cherry Duke at ccduke@utep.edu or click here to visit Opera UTEP’s Facebook Event page.