Join us for a very special event: the world premiere of Dreams Have No Borders, a new narrative song cycle about immigration by our resident composer/poet team, Ethan Gans-Morse and Tiziana DellaRovere, based on real-life stories of Oregon’s migrant families.
Featuring Grammy-winning soprano Estelí Gomez, (praised for her “clear, bright voice” by The New York Times), mezzo soprano Cecilia Duarte (critically acclaimed for her “robust” and “creamy” voice by The New York Times and others), tenor Rafael Moras (“His singing remained warm and ingratiating, from low note to high, from first scene to last,” Opera News) and the Delgani String Quartet (called “the state’s finest chamber ensemble” by Oregon Arts Watch), Dreams Have No Borders follows a young mother’s harrowing journey to create a better life for herself and her family.
Combining stirring music and richly narrative poetry, Dreams Have No Borders will surprise you, touch your heart, and lift your spirit.
This project is the product of a year-long process of interviewing Oregon migrants and developing relationships with the many community service organizations that advocate on their behalf.
This concert is supported by the Oregon Cultural Trust, the Oregon Community Foundation, the Carpenter Foundation, the Miller Foundation, and the Oregon Arts Commission.