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Family Opera: Xochitl and the Flowers

Sunday, December 10, 2017
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)
Presented by: 
Music Department

This Spanish-English opera tells the story of a young girl and her family who have immigrated from El Salvador to the Mission district in San Francisco with the dream of opening a flower shop. Through her poignant connection to her ancestors, young Xochitl convinces her family's new landlord that flowers can grow wherever there is sunlight.

Two casts of UCSC singers and actors will perform this 40-minute opera in Spanish and English in two family-friendly matinees. This free production features black-box style staging by director Sheila Willey and a chamber ensemble in the pit led by music director Nathaniel Berman.

Talkbacks with the production team will follow each performance.

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Performances at 11:00am and 1:00pm.
FREE and open to the public; tickets are not required.
Doors open 30 minutes before curtain.
Parking permit required (available in the lot).