Opera

Houston Grand Opera's Mariachi Opera Going to Paris, According to MariachiMusic.com

The Mariachi Music blog reports that To Cross the Face of the Moon/Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, a Houston Grand Opera production that's been pimped as the world's first mariachi opera, will perform a six-day run at a Parisian opera house.

An HGO employee that Art Attack spoke with could not confirm the news. However, there in plain view on Brittany Wheeler's biography page on the HGO website is a factoid stating that the soprano will be performing the role of Diana at the opera scheduled to take place at Paris' circa 1860s Théâtre du Châtelet from September 22 through 27.

The Press documented the build-up for To Cross the Face of the Moon/Cruzar la Cara de la Luna here and here. Once performed, our critic felt like the world premiere on November 13, 2010 was sketchy at best.

If true, the HGO has scored big time because check out this photo of the interior of Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris:

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Steve Jansen is a contributing writer for the Houston Press.
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