Review | ‘Cruzar la Cara de la Luna’ Brings Mariachi Opera to the Granada Theatre

Opera Santa Barbara Teams Up with Grammy-Winning Mariachi Los Camperos

by Charles Donelan


Look no further for a sign that life has returned to our grand performance venues than Opera Santa Barbara’s thrilling production of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna. Propelled by a fabulous cast and a great story, this mariachi opera made a powerful impression on the enthusiastic audience. The initial 75-minute performance of the opera was followed immediately by another 45 minutes of concertizing by the Grammy Award–winning group Mariachi Los Camperos, a sequence that reinforced the success of the narrative and the crucial role of mariachi music and culture in the show.

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L'Elisir d'Amore, March 2016, Photo by David Bazemore