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Jul 22

Seattle Premiere of Pancho Villa

“Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance,” the experimental opera with music by Graham Reynolds, will have its Seattle premiere in November. Experience the legendary bandit, enigmatic general, and hero of the Mexican Revolution through a lens from both sides of the border. Previously premiered in Marfa, Corpus Christi, and Austin, you can view trailers here.


Seattle Premiere Information:
when: November 16 – 19, 2017
where: On the Boards > 100 W. Roy St, Seattle, WA 98119


“Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance” is a collaboration between composer Graham Reynolds, Mexico City-based theater collective Lagartijas Tiradas Al Sol as librettists, Shawn Sides of the Rude Mechs as director, Austin Lyric Opera tenor Paul Sanchez as Pancho Villa, Grammy Award-winning producer Adrian Quesada on guitar, and additional lyrics by award-winning poet and novelist Carrie Fountain. The band is rounded out with Liz Cass (vocals), Utah Hamrick (bass and tuba), Jeremy Bruch (drums), Alexis Buffum (violin), and Henna Chou (cello). Set and lighting design by Brian Scott, costume design by Christine Crook, libretto translations by Tomás Morín, dramaturge by Luis Ordaz Gutiérrez, musical remixes and consultation by Toy Selectah.