We’re proud to announce that our new immigration-themed chamber opera, Dreams Have No Borders, originally scheduled to premiere in 2020 as a concert piece, will instead premiere as a feature film in a theatrical screening late in 2021. We’re monitoring the COVID situation carefully to schedule this event as soon as it’s safe to gather in theaters. We will also be releasing it on video streaming services concurrently for those who prefer to watch it from the safety and comfort of home.

This unique opera/film hybrid will be recorded in Ashland this August and will feature our Grammy Award-winning cast, plus Oregon Cabaret director Valerie Rachelle, award-winning filmmaker Nick Alexander, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival video designer Omar Ramos.

Cast update

Daniel Montenegro, Tenor

With the change of schedule, one cast member, Rafael Moras, was forced to withdraw from the project and has been replaced. The company welcomes tenor Daniel Montenegro in the role of Gabrielito, a young Honduran refugee fleeing the destruction of his family farm. Mr. Montenegro has performed leading roles with major companies such as Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, and New York City Opera, and has been praised by the Washington Post for his “natural sense of phrasing, elegant line, lovely, evenly produced sound.”

What if you already had tickets to the live show?

Dreams Have No Borders was originally the third concert in the first season of our Heart of Humanity series. If you purchased a Season 1 subscription, or if you purchased single tickets to the April 2020 premiere before COVID postponed it, we’d like to offer you three options:

  1. We recommend you simply hold on to your existing tickets. Your original tickets will be valid for both the theatrical screening and the pay-per-view home streaming.
    NOTE: You do not need to keep track of your physical ticket. If you bought tickets prior to April 2020, we’ll have you on a Will-Call list at the screening.
  2. If you’d prefer to convert your ticket to a tax-deductible donation, your contribution will go directly toward the substantial cost of creating the video version of this production. Your donation to Anima Mundi Productions is particularly precious during this challenging time. 
  3. If you would prefer to receive a refund for the value of your existing ticket, please call (541) 833-3066, choose extension 2, and leave a message for our patron services manager, Jeffri Carrington. We will issue your refund within 48 hours.

Full press release HERE.

Cover artwork by Poli Marichal. Used by special arrangement.