Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance

<i>Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance</i>

Courtesy of Fusebox Festival

Details

Past Event
free

Location Info:

California Plaza
350 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA  90071
213-687-2159
Mexican Revolution general Pancho Villa is still regarded as a hero, not just in his native Mexico but by people around the world. Composer Graham Reynolds and librettists Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol avoid cheap sentimentality and the temptations of hagiography in their intriguing modern opera, Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance, which is the third part of Reynolds' The Marfa Triptych. The nonlinear story captures the spirit of the uncompromising warrior through a series of varied musical settings, which range from chamber opera and rock & roll to traditional Tejano styles and avant-garde experimentation. Just two vocalists and a small ensemble are able to draw connections between Villa's idealism and the complicated interrelationship of the United States and Mexico that continues today.
View All

More Events @ California Plaza

View All

More Events Events

View All

More Events in Downtown

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >