Oil painting by Clare Doherty Luzuriaga
Esther de Catacocha
The unlikely love story of two people from totally different cultures — the story of Latin America. The musical is set in the 17th century in Catacocha, a distant, gold-mining center, where three cultures coexist beneath the yoke of gold-hungry Spanish colonial rule. Central to the story is the famed precipice of Chiriculapo, the site of suicides by unrequited lovers as well as those fleeing from forced labor in the mines. Esther vows to save José from that fate...
This Ecuadorian musical will be premiered in 2021 in Quito. Book, libreto, music and lyrics by Diego Luzuriaga.