• Music of Remembrance premieres new work by Nicolas Lell Benavides

    12 days ago - By USC

    On May 15, Music of Remembrance presents the world premiere of Tres Minutos , a one-act opera by Thornton composition doctoral student Nicolas Lell Benavides and librettist Marella Martin Koch, with dramaturg Hector Vega. The opera follows the story of a sister and a brother who wrestle with questions of identity, duty and belonging during their brief reunion at the US-Mexico border.
    Benavides and Koch have previously worked together on Pepito , an opera for the Washington National Opera, and the pair were selected as the recipients of West Edge Opera's Aperture commission to develop an...
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