Friday, August 1, 2014


Free Family Opera By Central City Opera in Boulder – Sunday July 11




Central City Opera is among Colorado’s elite summer music festivals and the second oldest annual professional opera festival in the country, and on July 11, they will be performing the FREE one-act bilingual piece, En Mis Palabras (In My Own Words) at 2 p.m. at the Boulder Public Library, as part of the Library Concert Series. Bring the family as this is a special bilingual one-act opera for student and family audiences.  Performances are free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Extensive FREE parking is located at the 11th & Arapahoe entrance.

En Mis Palabras is a classic story that every student, no matter what his or her cultural background, can relate to – the adolescent dilemma of finding your own voice, learning who you are – and the adult dilemma of knowing when and how much to let go so that a young adult may safely develop that sense of self. Fully staged with scenery and costumes, En Mis Palabras is scored for four singers, classical guitar and piano and sung in both English and Spanish. A bilingual study resource is provided which explores cultural and family traditions, immigration, and Latino history in Colorado and includes language arts and social studies exercises.

En Mis Palabras was commissioned by Central City Opera to be performed for family and student audiences. The opera weaves Spanish and English throughout and is easily understood by native speakers of either language through clever use of lyrics and staging. En Mis Palabras utilizes four singers, piano and guitar to tell the story of a teenage Latina’s journey into adulthood through her relationships with her father, brother and grandmother. The piece is warm and hopeful, with Latin-inspired music. It’s a classic story that every individual, no matter what his or her cultural background, can relate to.

En Mis Palabras was commissioned by Central City Opera to be performed for family and student audiences and the opera weaves Spanish and English throughout and is easily understood by native speakers of either language through clever use of lyrics and staging. It uses four singers, piano and guitar to tell the story of a teenage Latina’s journey into adulthood through her relationships with her father, brother and grandmother. 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder.

Sunday, July 11, 2010
2:00pm – 3:15pm
Boulder Public Library, Canyon Theater
1001 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302
http://boulderlibrary.org/locations/#main
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Download the study guide in:

English – En Mis Palabras (In My Own Words) (pdf)
Spanish – En Mis Palabras – Guía de estudio (pdf)



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