Austin Opera presents this emotionally charged drama that weaves together the lives of a multigenerational Mexican American family separated by countries, cultures, and consequences in search of new possibilities. The company premiere is staged with a full opera orchestra and the mariachi musicians of Trio Chapultepec in a new orchestration by David Hanlon to bring José “Pepe” Martínez’s groundbreaking score and Leonard Foglia’s libretto to life. Daniel Noyola and Cassandra Zoé Velasco make their Austin Opera and role debuts as the separated spouses. Timothy Myers conducts, in collaboration with director David Radamés Toro. – Wayne Alan Brenner:
Feb. 1-4. Thu. &. Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $39 and up.