Interview: Non-Traditional Multimedia Opera, Quiero Volver

Oct 16, 2017

Three musicians who are performing for "Quiero Volver: a Xicanx Ritual Opera", a multimedia performance to honor women, and non-binary and genderqueer people of color joined Raquel Obergon on Tertulia. 

The opera features original music, scripts and documentary video by vocalist and guitarist Diana Alvarez, lead guitar Pamela Means and vocalist Leykia Nulan, among others. Artistic direction is by Patricia Sandoval.

A staged reading of Quiero Volver will be performed on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Leslie Phillips Theater, Holyoke Community College. It is free and open to the public. 

The idea behind it came from this meditation on wanting to return. And I think specifically for the people addressed in this opera--people of color, Xicanx people--were often displaced or far away from our families in one way or other, because of injustice in this world. -- Diana Alvarez