Dreams Have No Borders

A/V Pitch Materials for Opera America Conference 2024


2-minute video trailer

Audio excerpt

From Scene 10, “The Road’s End”
Performed by mezzo-soprano Cecilia Duarte and the Delgani String Quartet
Music by Ethan Gans-Morse | Libretto by Tiziana DellaRovere
Note that this recording is still in production and has not year been mixed & mastered

"Road's End"

by Cecilia Duarte | Dreams Have No Borders

Video Excerpt

Back row L to R: Jannie Wei, Wyatt True, Seth Biagini, Ethan Gans-Morse, Estelí Gomez, David M. Sanchez, Cecilia Duarte, Sean McCoy, Shawn Ramagos, Nick Alexander
Front row (kneeling): Kimberlee Uwate, Tiziana DellaRovere, Valerie Rachelle, Isabella Cervantes, Eveling Alexander

Cast Profiles

Estelí Gomez (soprano), plays Marisol, a young Mexican mother fleeing cartel violence to reunite with her older sister, Rosario, in the United States. Praised for her “clear, bright voice” by The New York Times, Estelí has performed on two Grammy Award-winning recordings and is widely recognized as a stylish interpreter of early and contemporary repertoires.

Cecilia Duarte (mezzo soprano), plays Rosario, Marisol’s older sister whose strength and constant love nurtures her sister along her journey. A soloist on the Grammy-Winning album Duruflé: The Complete Choral Works, Cecilia has been praised by The New York Times as “A creamy voiced mezzo-soprano.”

David M. Sanchez (tenor), plays Gabrielito, a young Honduran fleeing the loss of his family’s farmland which has been seized by an alliance of organized crime, corrupt politicians, and dangerous oligarchs who are destroying rainforest land to grow palm oil. David appears on the Grammy-winning Met Opera recording of Porgy and Bess and has been called “A very vigorous, exuberant tenor” by Classics Today.

Danza Azteca Teokalli is a Bay Area-based professional Aztec dance troupe led by Alvaro Kepokamaztli Tellez. We were honored to have them perform the powerful ritual dance of Huitzilopochtli in the role of Marisol’s ancestors in this production.

Considered “the state’s finest chamber ensemble” by Oregon ArtsWatch, the Delgani String Quartet presents exciting performances of both classic and contemporary repertoire in intimate concert settings. The quartet curates their own subscription series while regularly appearing as guest artists throughout the state.

For more information, please contact Ethan Gans-Morse at ethan@animamundiproductions.com or 541-778-1211