To Cross the Face of the Moon/Cruzar la Cara de la Luna


Houston Grand Opera's 41st world premiere and the first-ever mariachi opera centers around an elderly Mexican-American man living in Houston who, on his death bed, reveals to his grown son and teenage granddaughter that he left a second family in Mexico when he immigrated to the United States as a migrant worker. His dying wish is to see them one last time before he dies.

It was commissioned through HGOs Song of Houston project and was inspired by Mexico's famous Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, who will be on-hand for the one-night-only premiere performance.

Additional performances accompanied by The University of Texas Pan American's Mariachi Aztlan will take place Dec. 3, 4, and 5 in conjunction with Talento Bilingüe de Houston.



Wortham Theater Center
501 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002


Tickets range from $35 to $125
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