On the Road to Arivaca: A Workshop Showcase with Composer Rosino Serrano

Canal Washington, D.C.


On the Road to Arivaca is a bilingual music-theatre work-in-development with composer Rosino Serrano from Mexico City. The work is an original bi-lingual chamber opera that humanizes the story of Central American refugees by imagining a series of unintended encounters in the desert and puts us, the audience “on the road” with them. Who is the Samaritan? Who the Sojourner?

On this night we will bring audience members into a world where the desert has a voice and children attempt to make the perilous journey escaping poverty and violence. The evening will contain early excerpts featuring baritone Javier Arrey singing the first scene of the opera and introducing the Youth Chorus de la Comunidad.

A conversation with composer Serrano, poet-mentor Larry Ortiz to follow. At the heart of the On the Road to Arivaca project is a multi-year community engagement initiative in partnership with local cultural organizations Alliance For New Music-Theatre,  GALA Hispanic Theatre, and the Mexican Cultural Institute.

Together we hope to cultivate a bilingual, multi-cultural corridor in Ward 1 and 2.