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Brava! For Women in the Arts

¡Chicanísima! Opera tribute celebrating the life of Olga Talamante

Commissioned and performed by Quinteto Latino, composer Carla Lucero's opera chronicles the life and work of legendary Chicanx leader and LGBTQ+ activist, Olga Talamante.

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¡Chicanísima! Opera tribute celebrating the life of Olga Talamante
¡Chicanísima! Opera tribute celebrating the life of Olga Talamante

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16 may 2024, 19:30 – 21:30 GMT-7

Brava! For Women in the Arts, 2781 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

About the event

Commissioned and performed by Quinteto Latino, composer Carla Lucero's opera chronicles the life and work of legendary Chicanx leader and LGBTQ+ activist, Olga Talamante. The opera explores her journey from working the garlic fields as a child in Gilroy, California, to her decades of activism in the US, Mexico, and in Argentina, where she became a political prisoner. Ultimately, Olga frees herself from the psychological hold of her captors and releases her heart from 40 years of suppressing the memories of violence perpetrated against her. She finally finds peace, and in the process of healing, the love of her life, Vola. Soprano Aléxa Anderson, tenor Eric Levintow, and mezzo-soprano Jessica Gonzalez-Rodriguez make up the cast for the premiere of this important work.

The ¡Chicanísima! Opera is part of Chicana Latina Foundation's Voices of Resistance series.

There will be a panel discussion after the Opera followed by a reception in the lobby with light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the musicians, singers, Carla, and Olga.

Organized by: Brava! For Women in the Arts

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