We are a platform to produce and to develop cultural content representing our heritage, passions and beliefs. Opera Hispánica supports inclusion and diversity by giving a voice to Latin artists and creators.
We strive to hear and to amplify the voices and stories that are too seldom heard. We acknowledge the international heritage of opera, and aim to bring Ibero-American works to the US, and the Hispanic repertory to the world. Contemporary opera repertory is fundamentally relevant, and opera must be sustainable in its creation and production.
Written for solo tenor that accompanies himself on indigenous instruments, the music combines the elements of contemporary music with features of indigenous music and the lyricism of traditional opera. The opera presents an imaginary conversation between a contemporary individual from South America and Christopher Columbus about the changes and effects of physical and cultural colonization in the environment.
Klara, the only protagonist of the opera, is a robot, a very advanced artificial intelligence that has the ability to learn and question the world around her, until she arrives at the transcendental question: “What is a human being?”
The opera is divided into four movements, or four haikus. Each of these movements represents a different moment and way of thinking in Klara’s life. These four movements are “Dawn”, “Secret”, “Storm” and “Farewell”.