Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena, San Francisco Opera Guild

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 12/09/2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location
African American Art and Culture Complex


Leandra plays the role of Mamà in a new bilingual opera by Evan Mack and Joshua McGuire. Based on the Mexican folk tale, Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena tells the story of how the poinsettia became a meaningful symbol of the holiday season.

The opera unfolds as young Lucinda and her mother make a blanket together. They plan to give it as a gift at a Christmas Eve celebration, but Lucinda’s mother grows very sick and they cannot finish it in time. As Lucinda finds the strength to attend the celebration alone, with just wildflowers to share, a holiday miracle teaches her that giving from the heart is more important than the gift itself.

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