music by Josíah Garza
libretto by Demian Chavez Galvan
The world premiere of Garza's Maria will be performed alongside other opera scenes.
How do we deal with generational trauma? For the Latiné community, one avenue is the sobremesa, a conversation with loved ones “over the table” to share memories, stories, and burdens. Composer Josíah Garza has crafted a new biographical one act opera illuminating conversations and life stories of his grandmother, Maria, as she begins her own journey of healing.