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DeCachetitoRaspado (Cheek to Stubbled Cheek)

Atlanta’s Bent Frequency and Houston-based PromoMusica International present DeCachetitoRaspado (Cheek to Stubbled Cheek), an opera by Juan Trigos with a libretto by Juan Trigos Synister.  Thursday, October 29, and Friday, October 30, at 8:00 pm at Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.  Pre-performance lecture at 6:45 pm. Free tickets available at  For further information, call 404-981-3023  

DeCachetitoRaspado (Cheek to Stubbled Cheek), a Comic-Hemofiction opera created by two extraordinary Mexican artists:  Juan Trigos, composer and conductor; and Juan Trigos Synister, novelist, playwright and librettist. Through their works, both artists engage with culturally relevant and significant social themes, such as absence, alcohol and drug abuse, and women’s roles in the household and in society, opening a door to their conscience, urging us to reflect and to peek into the depths of our own. The story: During their sterile matrimony and their attempt to escape it through continual drunkenness, Primancianita and Juansorisa give birth to two imaginary sons. These children become absent spectators and create a kind of fictional theater. Featured in the production are: composer and conductor Juan Trigos; stage director Luis Martín Solís: painter and scenographer Luciano Trigos; mezzo-soprano Amy Sheffer; baritone César Torruella; soprano Daniela D’Ingiullo; tenor Esteban Cordero; co-choreographers, actresses and dancers Daniela Arroio and Anna Mariscal; the Zeitgeist Chorus directed by Deanna Joseph; and Bent Frequency.

*** DeCachetitoRaspado will be sung in Spanish with English supertitles****

Funding for this program is provided by Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, the Fulton County Arts Council, the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Georgia State University Center for Collaborative and International Arts, and the Georgia State University School of Music.

Project supported by Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes

Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council

This program is supported in part by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs

This program is supported in part by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs


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