The San Diego Opera recently debuted the world’s first mariachi opera. The sold out event was incredible. The world renowned Mariachi Vargas of Tecalitlan enhanced the opera by reminding the audience why they are the best in the world. Cruzar la Cara de la Luna welcomed the audience to seventy-five minutes of beautiful music and a story line close to the heart of many first, second, and third generation immigrants.
The cast fully demonstrated their musical and theatrical talents in this well-written opera. The music was beautiful and heartfelt. Cruzar la Cara de la Luna vividly captivated the audience with its messages on death, bi-cultural identity, and secrets that can tear future generations apart.
Cruzar la Cara de la Luna is the first ever mariachi opera in the world. With few shows scheduled throughout the world, the performance is a must see. The delicate blend of opera and the traditional melody of mariachi make the event a sensory privilege. Opera has a reputation of vocally conveying sentiment, tragedy, and triumph as well as a strong story. Mariachi has the ability to convey music by translating instrumentation into physical sensation. Love, heartbreak, yearning, and adoration can easily be felt when a listener indulges in the melody of mariachi. When opera and mariachi combine, the listener is transported to sensory felicity.