Based on true events, Cuatro Corridos addresses one of the most critical issues of our time: human trafficking. With libretto by internationally renowned novelist Jorge Volpi, and music by Hilda Paredes, Arlene Sierra, Lei Liang and Hebert Vázquez, Cuatro Corridos is the story of women trapped in a cycle of prostitution in and around the San Diego/Tijuana border region.
Percussionist Ayano Kataoka, pianist Aleck Karis, and guitarist Pablo Gomez, accompany soprano Susan Narucki in the stories of four women whose lives are scarred by human trafficking.
Cuatro Corridos was developed with support from UC MEXUS, the MAP Fund for the Performing Arts (Doris Duke Charitable Foundation), Yellow Barn and the University of California. Since its premier in San Diego in 2013, the critically acclaimed opera has been performed in Los Angeles, Dallas, Albuquerque, Tijuana and Mexico City.
Next: UMASS AMHERST October 4, 2015. Performance and public forum on human trafficking. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Department of Music at UMASS Amherst.