Roma High Student Francisco Garcia Jr. Selected for Fort Worth Opera Production
Congratulations to Roma High School student Francisco García Jr. who has been selected by the Fort Worth Opera company to play the role of Daniel in the mariachi opera "El Pasado Nunca Se Termina"! The work is presented by the Fort Worth Opera as part of its Festival 2019. The Gladiator Nation is so proud of Francisco and his many accomplishments!
Francisco was chosen after a six-month search that included auditions in Fort Worth and talent scouting at the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza competition last November in San Antonio. “His stage presence, charm and charisma is what captured our attention,” says Paulina Magdaleno, Audience Development and Special Events Coordinator for the Fort Worth Opera. “The role of Daniel is difficult,” she explains. “We were specifically looking for a young boy who could act and sing, and one who is completely bilingual in Spanish and English—with no accent,” she continues. “Daniel’s character is one who was born in the U.S. At first, the young boy doesn’t know anything about his ancestors or roots, but throughout the story he discovers where he comes from, and that changes his outlook on life,” she says.
In 2016, Francisco participated in the U.S. version of “La Voz Kids”, which was nationally televised on Telemundo. In 2017, he once again stepped in front of a national audience and competed against other contestants on “Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento”, which aired on EstrellaTV.
“This is a huge opportunity and I’m very grateful that I will have the chance to work with a lot of professionals in the field that will help me develop my skills in voice and acting – two things I’ve always been interested in,” said Francisco during a recent interview. “My parents and community are really proud of me and I’m very grateful that they have supported me in everything I do.”
Performances of “El Pasado Nunca Se Termina” will be held at Bass Performance Hall on May 10, 11 and 12.
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