Arlene Sierra's music is part of a powerful and dramatic new chamber opera, Cuatro Corridos, which was the focus of an Artist Residency and Workshop performance at the Yellow Barn Festival, Vermont in March 2013. The new work was premiered at Conrad Prebys Music Center, Experimental Theater, San Diego on May 8, 10, and 11, to critical acclaim. A further performance will take place at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas on October 4, 2013.

Cuatro Corridos is a chamber opera addressing one of the most critical human rights issues of our time: human trafficking. Based on true events, Cuatro Corridos tells the story of women trapped in a cycle of prostitution and slavery in and around the modern day San Diego/Tijuana border region.

Led by soprano Susan Narucki and writer Jorge Volpi, Cuatro Corridos is a collaboration of Mexican and US-based creative artists of international stature. This fully-staged production features original music by renowned composers Arlene Sierra, Hilda Paredes, Lei Liang and Hebert Vázquez. Each composer gives voice to one of the four female characters by presenting one act in the drama which was written and conceived by Jorge Volpi.


Click here for more information about the project

Click here for a press interview with acclaimed soprano and project leader Susan Narucki "The Reason for Cuatro Corridos"

Click here for an article summarising the work, its human rights message and press reception by MyScience.us



Game of Attrition CD



Game of Attrition: Arlene Sierra, Vol. 2, is Sierra's latest portrait disc, released by Bridge Records to international critical acclaim.