Opera Hispánica, the premier opera company in the United States of America focused exclusively on the Hispanic operatic repertoire, presents the University of Texas, El Paso Children's Choir performing Ignacio de Jerusalém's Misa de Infantes, written in the 18th century for the Cathedral of Mexico, contemporary to the development of the Historic Missions of El Paso; and musical selections from the Latin American Baroque. This performance will take place on Sunday, June 9th at 7:30 PM at the Ysleta Mission of El Paso Texas. La Misión de San Antonio de Ysleta del Sur / Our Lady of Mount Carmel, is a diverse community of believers since the foundation of the parish in 1682. Ysleta Mission is part of the National Park Service El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail. Featuring Mexican opera star, mezzo Carla López Speziale, and two talented young singers from The Juilliard School, Alina García, Ben Pedersen, with the direction of Maestro Jorge Parodi, OH General and Artistic Director and a faculty member at Juilliard. This momentous event to foster Hispanic American culture, and to promote the awareness of the historical, musical and architectural wealth of the New Spain is presented in collaboration with the Diocese of El Paso.
Listen to Domine Deus from Misa de Infantes, performed by OH at Mission San Jose, San Antonio, TX. Part of the program Music at the Missions. Featuring Alina García, soprano; Carla López-Speziale, mezzo; Ben Pedersen, tenor; Jorge Parodi, music director and continuo; and members of Sonido Barroco (SATX): Sharon Kwee, violin; Ryan Zarmbinski violin; Christina Zarmbinski, violoncello.