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El Jinete – A Mariachi Opera ()

Produced by

Puente Theatre

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Director: Mercedes Bátiz-Benét
Writer: Mercedes Bátiz-Benét


Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace


August 8th, 2014 – August 16th, 2014


Featuring Mariachi Los Dorados, El Jinete is a tale of love, vengeance and the supernatural, told through classics of the Mariachi repertoire. Inspired by the Golden Era of Mexican cinema, the show uses multi-layered projections to make it a black and white film come to life. The Rider is a cursed mariachi with a bullet wound in his heart; like a Mexican Orpheus, he crosses the border into El Norte to avenge the kidnapping of his bride. On the other side of the Rio Grande, he finds a strange and modern world, from which he may never return….   (


Alex Alegria Performer
Alexandra Wever Performer
Mario Sota Performer
Stefan Thordarson Performer
Luis Melgar Performer
Jeffrey Chow Performer

Creative Team

Mercedes Bátiz-Benét Director
Mercedes Bátiz-Benét Writer
Alex Alegria Musical Director
Jamie Nesbitt Projection Designer
Itai Erdal Lighting Designer
Chris Hind Sound Designer
Flo Barrett Costume Designer


Diana Magallon Stage Manager
Judd Palmer Surtitle Operation
William Patrick Porter Sound Mixer


Jenn Hewitt Venue Technician
Kai Masaoka Venue Technician
Christopher Ross Venue Technician
Phoebe Vlassis Technical Director