Concert - Tres Minutos

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.

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Because Covid-19 remains present in our communities, we are planning our live concerts in a cautious manner with safety protocols that include reduced seating capacity, audience distancing, masking and vaccination requirements. Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our audience, performers and staff. Circumstances continue to evolve almost daily, and we’re prepared to make changes or take any additional steps that become necessary. 

Border fence
Border fence between Mexico and the United States