Contest! El Jinete – the World’s first Mariachi Opera comes to Vancouver – May 10 – 12, 2013

Contest! El Jinete - the World's first Mariachi Opera comes to Vancouver - May 10 - 12, 2013

The story is inspired by a much beloved mariachi song of the same name, which describes a lonely rider, mortally wounded, in search of his beloved. The show builds upon the story, which mirrors the myth of Orpheus: the Rider travels from Mexico into the United States to avenge the abduction of his true love. As he crosses the Rio Grande, he crosses into the modern world, and leaves his homeland forever.

El Jinete is written and directed by Puente Theatre’s artistic director, Mercedes Bátiz-Benét, based in Victoria. The show brings together an award-winning team of Vancouver artists, creating a world inspired by the black and white mariachi films of the Golden Era of Mexican cinema: video projection by Jamie Nesbitt, lights designed by Itai Erdal; sound design by Chris Hind, and costumes by Florence Barrett.

Starring: Alex Alegría as El Jinete; Alexandra Wever as Valentina; Mario Sota as El Malo. WithStefan Thordarson and Jeffrey Chow.

Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students/seniors


We’re giving away a pair of tickets to El Jinete opening night on May 10th at 8:00pm.

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We will draw the winner at random on Monday, May 6, 2013. Good luck!

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