Cuatro Corridos is a chamber opera addressing one of the most critical human rights issues of our time: human trafficking.
Based on true events, it tells the story of women trapped in a cycle of prostitution and slavery in and around the San Diego/Tijuana border region and represents an unprecedented collaboration between internationally acclaimed Mexican and US-based creative artists.
Led by Grammy Award winning soprano Susan Narucki and noted Mexican author Jorge Volpi, the critically acclaimed production features original music by composers Hilda Paredes, Arlene Sierra, Lei Liang and Hebert Vázquez. Each composer gives voice to one of the four female characters by presenting one act in the hour-long drama. Distinguished performers of new music, percussionist Ayano Kataoka, pianist Aleck Karis, and guitarist Pablo Gomez, accompany Narucki in sharing the compelling stories of four women whose lives are scarred by human trafficking. Read more
The non-profit organization, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles will present Cuatro Corridos, on August 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m at the Colburn School's Zipper Hall in downtown Los Angeles. The gala benefit will include the performance of the critically acclaimed opera and a post performance reception. Celebrating its 85th anniversary, The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit, public interest law firms in the USA. Read more