DeCachetitoRaspado (Cheek To Stubbled Cheek)
A Comic-Hemofiction Opera in Two Acts
Music by Juan Trigos • Libretto by Juan Trigos Synister
DeCachetitoRaspado (Cheek To Stubbled Cheek) is a Comic-Hemofiction opera created by two extraordinary Mexican artists: Juan Trigos, composer and conductor, and Juan Trigos Synister (Senior), novelist, playwright, and librettist. Through their works, both artists engage with culturally relevant and significant social themes, such as absence, alcohol and drug abuse, and women’s roles in the household and in society, opening a door to their conscience, urging us to reflect and to peek into the depths of our own.
The story: During their sterile matrimony and their attempt to escape it through continual drunkenness, Primancianita and Juansorisa give birth to two imaginary sons. These children become absent spectators and create a kind of fictional theater. Age restriction of 17 years and older.
Thursday, October 29 & Friday, October 30 at 8 p.m.
Pre-Performance Lecture at 7 p.m.
Rialto Center for the Arts
80 Forsyth St. N.W.
FREE and open to the public! Reservations required.
October 29 reservations: https://gsu-decachetitoraspado-oct29.eventbrite.com
October 30 reservations: https://gsu-decachetitoraspado-oct30.eventbrite.com
|What is “Comic-Hemofiction Opera” anyway? Check out this story about the performance in the Atlanta Journal Constitution! http://www.ajc.com/news/entertainment/arts-theater/bent-frequency-to-perform-new-chamber-opera/nn7mP/
This performance of DeCachetitoRaspado (Cheek To Stubbled Cheek) is a co-production of Georgia State University contemporary chamber music ensemble-in-residence Bent Frequency and PromoMusica International of Houston. The cast includes composer and conductor Juan Trigos; stage director Luis Martín Solís; scenographer Luciano Trigos; mezzo-soprano Amy Sheffer; baritone César Torruella; soprano Daniela D’Ingiullo; tenor Esteban Cordero; Daniela Arroio and Anna Mariscal, co-choreographers, actresses and dancers; the Zeitgeist Chorus, directed by Deanna Joseph; and Bent Frequency. Surtitles in English.
Bent Frequency, hailed as “one of the brightest New Music ensembles on the scene today” by Gramophone magazine, is a ground-breaking chamber music ensemble who’s vision is to redefine the traditional music experience, ushering it from strict formality to the fresh air of contemporary artistic expression and experimentation. Founded in 2003, Bent Frequency brings classical avant-garde and alternative music to life through adventurous programming, the promotion and commissioning of New Music, and a creative synthesis of music and current day media. Bent Frequency’s artistic vision is a result of the close collaboration among its Artistic Directors, Jan Berry Baker, Stuart Gerber, and Tania Maxwell Clements. For more information about Bent Frequency, visit www.bentfrequency.com.