2019 poster and information.
Music/Música: Chris Pratorius Gómez
Libretto/Libreto: Roma Olvera
Stage Director/Director de Escena: Beth Wilmurt
Conductor/Directora: Martha Rodríguez-Salazar
Based on the book by Jorge Argueta
Xochitl: Sabrina Romero-Wilson, soprano
Mami: Yemonja Stanley, soprano
Papi: Sergio Gonzalez, tenor
Don Roberto: Jorge Ruvalcaba, baritone
buelo: Lauro Lara, baritone
Based on real-life events in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood, this quintessentially American immigration story tells the moving tale of a family’s determination to put down roots in a new country, while still preserving the heritage on their homeland. Originally created in 2016 with the Alvarado Elementary School, Xochitl and the Flowers (pronounced “so-cheel“) is part of OP’s acclaimed annual ‘Hands-on-Opera’ program, which features children center stage as full project participants and performers. This is the third commissioned work for Opera Parallèle by composer Christopher Pratorius. Performed in Spanish and English.
Community Music Center – Mission Branch
544 Capp St, San Francisco
May 18, 2019, 4 pm & 6 pm
May 19, 2019, 2 pm
Poster, information and video of 2016 performance.
Created in partnership with Alvarado Elementary School’s 3rd grade Spanish immersion program, Xochitl and the Flowers (pronounced ‘so-tcheel’) is part of Opera Parallèle’s acclaimed annual Hands-on-Opera program, with children center-stage as full project participants and performers. Xochitl and the Flowers is composer Chris Pratorius Gómez’s third commissioned work for Opera Parallèle. It is based on the book of the same name by Jorge Argueta with a new libretto by Roma Olvera. Derived from real-life events in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood, this quintessentially American immigration story tells the poignant tale of a family’s determination to put down roots in a new country, while still preserving the heritage of their homeland.