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Con calidad más se vende el pan Op. 29 (2005) It's quality that sells bread, for soprano and bass vocal duet, violin, bassoon and piano. Concert version of the fourth scene duet from the opera Serafina y Arcángela. (sung in Spanish)

 

mp3 file (32 kbps) from a live recording during the El cancionero bajacaliforniano recital at the National Center for the Arts in Mexico City in July 2005.  Performed by soprano Lourdes Ambriz, bass Arturo López Castillo, violinist Cuauhtémoc Rivera, bassoonist Manuel Hernández Fierro, and pianist Eduardo Arzate.

La catrina Op. 26 (1997, rev. 2004) Lady Death, for soprano and tenor vocal duet and guitar duo. Comic scene with libretto by Jose Cruz Gonzalez (sung in English)

 

How Nanita Learned to Make Flan Op. 23 (2003) for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor and baritone vocal quartet, and piano. Chamber opera for children in five scenes based the homonymous story by Campbell Geeslin. Libretto by Mr. Geeslin. (sung in English, with some Spanish)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Humberto y Conchita Op. 22 (2003) Humberto and Conchita for soprano and tenor vocal duet and guitar duo. Concert version of the fifth scene from the opera Serafina y Arcángela. (sung in Spanish)

 

 

Serafina y Arcángela Op. 16 (2001) Serafina and Arcangela for nine vocal soloists, female chorus, guitar, violoncello and percussion. Chamber opera in two acts based on Jorge Ibargüengoitia's novel "The Dead Girls." Libretto by D. J. Carlile. (sung in Spanish)

 

 

 

link to video of the Prologue of the opera, with Deborah Mayhan in the role of Music.
 
 
mp3 file (32 kpbs) from the live recording of the selection El casino del danzón from the premiere in Tijuana, México at the Main Hall of the CECUT, in July 2001 by Opera de Tijuana. Performed by the sopranos Deborah Mayhan and Mariné Ter-Kazaryan, with the chorus and chamber ensemble, directed by Louise Mussman.
  • El casino del danzón  The Danzon Casino  mp3