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Kielian Gilbert¡Únicamente la Verdad!(Only the Truth!)

by Composer Gabriela Ortiz & Artist Rubén Ortiz-Torres
featuring the IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Conductor: Carmen Helena Téllez
Stage Director: Chía Patiño
Production & Responsive Visuals Designer: Konstantinos Mavromichalis
Kielian GilbertRodrigo Sigal and Francisco Colasanto: Sound Designers
August 8, 2008, 8 p.m. | Buskirk-Chumley Theater
August 9, 2008, 8 p.m. | Buskirk-Chumley Theater

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This “video-opera” encompasses elements from contemporary music video, tabloid journalism, analytical documentary, popular Mexican music, and, of course, opera. The libretto is based on a news piece which appeared in the Mexican tabloid La alarma! about the return of the real Camelia "la tejana" (woman from Texas) and reconstructs her “true” story of trafficking marijuana and becoming a murderer for love.

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World premiere ¡Únicamente la Verdad! “videopera” closes IU Summer Music Festival

¡Únicamente la Verdad!

Smuggling and betrayal. Myth and reality. Can fiction be truer than fact or reach a layer of truth that the usual facts don't make accessible? These intriguing issues and others will be explored in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's production of ¡Unicamente la Verdad! (Only the Truth!) on Aug. 8 and 9.   Full Story


This is a project supported by:

IU New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities

LAMC Latin American Music Center

Guillermo and Lucille Espinosa Fund

CLACS "Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)- A US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center"

CMMAS

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Fulbright Scholars Program




   

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