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La Llorona/The Weeping Woman – A Musical Drama

Date, location, and tickets

Sunday, June 30, 2019
at 2:00 PM

Mexican Heritage Theater - School of Arts and Culture
1700 Alum Rock Ave
San Jose, CA 95116


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Event Information

Opera Cultura presents LA LLORONA/THE WEEPING WOMAN – A MUSICAL DRAMA. Don’t miss this captivating tale of love, betrayal and vengeance that depicts a woman’s descent into madness and her transformation into the infamous La Llorona. Previous productions have sold out, so make sure to get your tickets right away!

An award-winning musical drama created by nationally-recognized composer Héctor Armienta, La Llorona/The Weeping Woman is based on a folk legend renowned throughout Mexico and the American Southwest. Opera Cultura will present three performances of this incredible production at the Mexican Heritage Theater – School of Arts and Culture in San Jose (June 28-30).

At its core, La Llorona is a story of revenge. Armienta’s musical novella is set in Mexico at the turn of the century. A young Xochil girl falls in love and marries a man of Spanish lineage, but the great Xochil River never forgives her for betraying her people. Twenty years later, her husband betrays her, she goes mad, and the river exacts its revenge by tormenting her until she sacrifices her only child. She will forever weep.

With text that is is primarily in English with Spanish interjections, the work transcends language, culture and age. Both Latinx and non-Latinx audiences, first-time theater goers and those familiar with opera, will be captivated by this powerful and breathtaking musical drama.


Friday, June 28th at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 29th at 7:30pm
Sunday, June 30th at 2pm

This production is funded in part by: the California Arts Council, the Office of Cultural Affairs – City of San José, the County of Santa Clara, Castellano Family Foundation, Applied Materials Foundation, Knight Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, Silicon Valley Creates, and Friends of Opera Cultura. Photo Credit: Anthony Ruiz Photography, Teatro Latea  – New York, NY 2012, Directed by Jose Esquea

More info available at www.operacultura.org

Participants: Tamara Liu, Hector Armienta