Following the successful series of performances at CENART, Mexico City in May, 2015, Cuatro Corridos was featured in the July Issue of Mexico's Siglio Nuevo Magazine. The six page article written by Saul Rodriguez is an in-depth look at the opera and the myriad contributions by the remarkable group of people who brought it to life. Download article
Theatre de las Artes CENART Mexico City May 2015
Cuatro Corridos received extensive media coverage for its three performance tour to Mexico City (May 15-17) as well as May 6 Press conference
Cuatro Corridos is about the experiences of women involved in a horrifying and notorious human trafficking operation in San Diego during the late twentieth century. That ongoing narration provides a foundation that supported, and was, indeed, enhanced by four different musical styles. In shaping these stories into a poetic libretto, Mexican author Jorge Volpi employed a steady meter and stanza form inspired by north Mexican popular ballads (corridos) to provide another subtly unifying element. Read more
Chief Classical Music and Opera critic Gregory Sullivan Isaacs picks his favorite performances and events of the year.
...Cuatro Corridos is an hour-long, intense opera for one soprano (an amazing Susan Narucki), guitar, percussion, and piano, divided into four scenes, each by one of four composers: Hebert Váquez, Arlene Sierra, Lei Liang and Hilda Paredes... It was a shattering experience. Read the full article.
How often do you hear about an opera written by four different composers? Cuatro Corridos, which got a blazing performance as part of the Soundings series at the Nasher Sculpture Center on Oct. 4, is one of the few examples. Read more