"The Cask of Amontillado"

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Raices del Saber Xinachtli Community School Founding Principal, Angela Stock, and with Board Member and Co-Founder, Irene Oliver-Lewis, to bring updates on the August opening of the new Las Cruces public charter school. A parent orientation meeting will be held on July 2nd at 5 p.m., the location will be posted at –

Leora Zeitlin

The challenge for anyone producing opera in the 21st century is “to make the music jump off the page and into the hearts and ears of our listeners,” says John Carlo Pierce, director of the Dona Ana Lyric Opera. Pierce hopes to do just that this weekend when DALO and the Dona Ana Arts Council present two contemporary one-act operas that are perfectly themed for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos: “The Cask of Amontillado,” by Daniel Pinkham based on the Edgar Allen Poe’s story of revenge, and “The Verloren Opera,” by NMSU Music Department Chair Lon W. Chaffin, about a haunted opera house.