Ballroom Marfa Presents
Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance
a chamber opera composed by Graham Reynolds
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Doors at 7:30pm, Performance starts at 8pm | $30
The Crowley Theater, 98 South Austin St, Marfa, Texas
Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance is an experimental chamber opera about the life and death of Pancho Villa. Commissioned by Ballroom Marfa, the project is the third and final installment of The Marfa Triptych, a genre-hopping trilogy of musical performances by visionary composer Graham Reynolds. This opera is a unique and insightful examination of the West Texas border region experimenting with an exciting hybrid of composition and production techniques while leading an eight piece ensemble to bring Lagartijas Tiradas Al Sol's fascinating libretto to an intensely visceral and intimate life.
Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance is a collaboration between composer Graham Reynolds; Mexico City-based theater collective Lagartijas Tiradas Al Sol as librettists; Shawn Sides of the Rude Mechs as director; Austin Lyric Opera tenor Paul Sanchez as Pancho Villa; Grammy Award-winning producer Adrian Quesada on guitar; and lyrics by award-winning poet and novelist Carrie Fountain. The band is rounded out with Liz Cass (vocals), Utah Hamrick (bass and tuba), Jeremy Bruch (drums), Alexis Buffum (violin), and Henna Chou (cello). Set and lighting design by Brian Scott, costume design by Christine Crook, libretto translations by Tomás Morín.
Note: All sales are final. No exchanges or refunds. All tickets will be held at will call at the Crowley Theater on the night of the show.