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 JineteÂ is written and directed by Puente Theatreâ€™s artistic director,Â Mercedes BÃ¡tiz-BenÃ©t, 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 byÂ Jamie Nesbitt, lights designed byÂ Itai Erdal; sound design byÂ Chris Hind, and costumes byÂ Florence Barrett.
Starring:Â Alex AlegrÃaÂ as El Jinete;Â Alexandra WeverÂ asÂ Valentina;Â Mario SotaÂ asÂ El Malo. With:Â Stefan ThordarsonÂ andÂ Jeffrey Chow.
Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students/seniors
Weâ€™re giving away a pair of tickets toÂ El Jinete opening night on May 10th at 8:00pm.
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