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.


News and Events

February 5, 2015 - Cuatro Corridos has earned a grant from the Alice M. Ditson Fund to support the recording of the opera on the Bridge Records label.  The recording which will be produced by Grammy Award winning producer Adam Abeshouse, will take place at the University of California at San DIego in March, 2015.

January 15, 2015 - We're pleased to announce that Cuatro Corridos will be presented in the Teatro de las Artes, Mexico City for three performances: May 15, 16 and 17, 2015.   One of Mexico City's premiere venues, the 600 seat theater is housed within the Centro Nacional de las Artes (CENART) .   Read more

Our August, 2014 performance of Cuatro Corridos at Zipper Hall, Colburn School was a gala benefit for the non-profit organization, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.  It was the Critic's Pick of the Week of the Los Angeles Times.

About Cuatro Corridos

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. 

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."