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.
Critic's Pick of the week, Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Last year's most unsettling opera, 'Cuatro Corridos,' about sex trafficking in San Diego, comes to L.A.
Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times: "It's not every day that someone tells you, "Drop whatever you're doing and go see an opera about human trafficking." But today is one of those days." Read more.
Our August 8, 2014 performance of Cuatro Corridos was a gala benefit for the non-profit organization, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. Celebrating its 85th anniversary, LAFLA is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit, public interest law firms in the USA. For more on the gala benefit at Zipper Hall, Colburn School.
Led by Grammy Award winning soprano Susan Narucki and noted Mexican author Jorge Volpi, the critically acclaimed opera features music by composers Hilda Paredes, Arlene Sierra, Lei Liang and Hebert Vázquez. Each composer gives voice to one of the four female characters 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.
Since its premiere in San Diego in May, 2013, Cuatro Corridos has traveled to Los Angeles, Dallas, Albuquerque and Tijuana, B.C. and has fostered unique collaborations and partnerships between cultural and civic institutions. Read more.