Bold. Brave. Brilliant.
Music by Javier Martinez, Production and Libretto by Leonard Foglia

El Milagro del Recuerdo (The Miracle of Remembering)

How does the journey of a lifetime begin?

A prequel to the sensational mariachi opera Cruzar la Cara de la Luna that was presented by Arizona Opera as part of its 2014/15 Season, El Milagro del Recuerdo brings audiences back to where the story of Cruzar all began: Michoacán, Mexico. Set during Christmas, the opera lovingly explores the themes of traditions and familial bonds while its characters deal with life-changing decisions and dream of something more. Director and Librettist Leonard Foglia comments: “The piece deals with the basic issues surrounding the choices people have to make in life. It tells universal, human stories. How do we make decisions about what’s important? I hope it resonates with everyone.”

Appropriate for all ages



Phoenix – November 6-8, 2020 – Herberger Theater Center
Tucson – November 14-15, 2020 – Temple of Music and Art


Single tickets will go on sale this summer. Check back for updates.

Estimated running time: One hour and 15 minutes with no intermission
Part of the McDougall Arizona Opera RED Series. Lead underwriting provided by Drs. Herschel and Jill Rosenzweig. Production made possible, in part, through additional generous support from the Carol Franc Buck Foundation and Michael and Beth Kasser.