Concert - Tres Minutos

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Hear their story: a family separated by a border

Featuring the world premiere of Tres minutos, the one-act opera that we’ve commissioned from composer Nicolas Benavides and librettist Marella Martin Koch, with dramaturg Hector Vega. Soprano Vanessa Isiguen and baritone José Rubio star in the roles of Nila and Diego, a sister and brother who share family bonds but not citizenship. Allowed a brief supervised reunion at the US-Mexico border that separates them, they wrestle with questions of identity, duty and belonging. The compelling work explores the intimate human dimensions of an important issue for our time.

Join us at 5 p.m. for a pre-concert talk with composer Nicolas Benavides and librettist Marella Martin Koch.

Program

Theme with Variations (1936)          Hans Krása
Mikhail Shmidt, violin     Natasha Bazhanov, violin
Susan Gulkis Assadi, viola     Walter Gray, cello

Podium Suite, Op. 3 (1928)          Géza Frid
Mikhail Shmidt, violin
Jessica Choe, piano

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Remarks: Consul General of Mexico Héctor Iván Godoy Priske

Tres minutos
Music by Nicolas Lell Benavides
Libretto by Marella Martin Koch
WORLD PREMIERE COMMISSIONED BY MUSIC OF REMEMBRANCE
                
Vanessa Isiguen, soprano
José Rubio, baritone
Brendan Tuohy, tenor
Directed by Erich Parce

Mexico Consulate in Seattle

 

Tres minutos
Tres minutos media design by Peter Crompton for MOR production
Soprano Vanessa Isiguen and baritone Jose Rubio
Soprano Vanessa Isiguen and baritone Jose Rubio