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Hector Armienta

San Jose, CA         


Composer/Librettist Hector Armienta focuses on creating work that explores the Mexican and Mexican-American cultural experience.  His awards and commissions include those from Meet the Composer, the NEA, Arts International, Opera Pacific, the Pacific Symphony, and others  His work has received support from three NEA grants in artistic excellence. He draws on stories and music that represent his bi-cultural roots.  Presenting organizations include Opera Pacific, Western Stage Theater, Teatro Latea, Forth Worth Opera and Tulsa Opera. Most recently, Armienta’s Cuentos de Peregrinacíon  premiered in San Jose Ca and  Guadalajara’s Teatro Degollado.