The Arizona Republic's review of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna puts a lot of emphasis on how the performance breaks contemporary tradition. They author even compares the Maraichi Opera to The Who's "Tommy", which is considered a Rock Opera. This review discusses the excellence in both the plot of the story and the high quality of the music.
"The songs soar joyfully, even in moments of sorrow, and the singing is flat-out gorgeous. Octavio Moreno and Cecilia Duarte match perfectly in their duets as Laurentino and Renata, while the pure tones of tenor David Guzman, as a long-lost son left behind in Mexico, steal the show."