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Bless Me, Ultima at Mexican Heritage Theater

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#BLESSED: Rudolpho Anaya's beloved classic comes to life at the Mexican Heritage Theater

#BLESSED: Rudolpho Anaya's beloved classic comes to life at the Mexican Heritage Theater

Questioning the familial ties that bind and rend him, Antonio Marez embarks on a magical journey of self-discovery in New Mexico with the help of Ultima, a curandera, or shaman. Based on the acclaimed coming-of-age novel by Chicano lit luminary Rudolfo Anaya, the Mexican-American opera debuts on the West Coast following its Feb. 18 world premiere in New Mexico. Featuring music by nationally recognized Mexican-American composer Héctor Armienta, the opera explores themes of destiny, the natural world and balance. Mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzman will star as Ultima and members of the San Mateo-based Masterworks Chorale will perform the opera chorus. It runs through Sunday.

Bless Me, Ultima
Fri, 7:30pm: $15+
Mexican Heritage Theater, San Jose

 

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