An Opera of Los Angeles

*The Name "Olvera Street" is a trademark of

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument

Brief highlights from the

November 2015 performances.

Go to the VIDEO tab for video of complete arias by the amazing performers of the VTO!

           music by L. C. Harnsberger 

                                 Story by robert cartland


GOLONDRINA tells the true story of Christine Sterling’s effort to save Olvera Street and the Los Angeles Plaza from being leveled to build Union Station, the preservation of the Avila Adobe, and the creation of the now-iconic Mexican Marketplace. The work also explores the relationship between the city’s Hispanic, Anglo, and Italian population during the late 1920s.

GOLONDRINA had its world premiere with the Vineyard Touring Opera Company in November 2015 under the musical direction of Alan Medak.  Check this page for upcoming performances.