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Opera. En espanol? Alamo City Opera continues to change the way people in San Antonio feel about opera with the city’s first presentation of an opera in Spanish. Daniel Catán’s gorgeous La Hija de Rappaccini, or Rappaccini’s Daughter will debut in San Antonio on May 20 and 21.

San Antonio, Texas–Alamo City Opera General Director, Mark Richter states, “ the arts belong to everyone and need to demonstrate a commitment to our city’s rich heritage and culture diversity. Alamo City Opera is bringing opera into Hispanic communities in the hope that new patrons will begin to embrace the beauty of opera, especially in Spanish.” Cynthia Stokes will return from San Diego to stage this haunting masterpiece inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Kristin Roach will led the small, but powerful ensemble while some of the best vocalists in the country return and or debut their talents in San Antonio. Metropolitan opera star Sandra Lopez Neil returns after triumphant performances in the past with San Antonio Opera’s I Pagliacci, Suor Angelica and Carmen, while visiting while visiting opera singers Blas Canedo González, Nicholas Simpson and Nora Graham-Smith will each be making their Alamo City Opera debut. Palo Alto Performing Arts Center, Saturday, May 20, at 8pm Sunday, May 21, at 2:30pm. Tickets are $15 $25 $35 & $50. To purchase tickets go to www.alamocityopera.org. Groups sales and discounts are available by calling 210-314-6696.