The Queen Gets a Makeover: Guillermo Gomez-Pena serves up an all-neuveo take on the 300-year-old 'Indian Queen' for a long Beach Opera.
Los Angels Times, June 14 Spring, 1998, p. 3
In the summer of 1998 Long Beach Opera Company premiered the La Indian Queen an adaptation of Henry Purcell and John Drydens The Indian Queen. This production was notable for its Latin American perspective on what was originally a classical European opera. In this article Jan Bresler writes on the conception and inspiration of this production. Bresler also interviews creative director Guillermo Gomez-Pena on his experiences creating this radical adaptation.
ITEM 1998.120 – available for viewing in the Research Centre
Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited
The Indian Queen – Henry Purcell
La Indian Queen – David Schweitzer
Sara Shellton Mann
Borderama – Guillero Gomez-Pena