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An experimental chamber opera about Pancho Villa, the legendary bandit, enigmatic general, and hero of the Mexican Revolution.
An experimental chamber opera about Pancho Villa, the legendary bandit, enigmatic general, and hero of the Mexican Revolution.
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Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance is an experimental chamber opera about the life and death of Pancho Villa. Commissioned by Ballroom Marfa, the project is the third installment of The Marfa Triptych, a genre-hopping trilogy of musical performances by visionary composer Graham Reynolds. The opera is an insightful examination of the Mexican and Mexican-American impact on the culture and politics of West Texas, contributing to the current and timely conversation about borders. Be a part of this unique opportunity to support the work of Graham in collaboration with Ballroom Marfa by bringing Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance to life in Marfa, Texas.

Posters for The Marfa Triptych designed by Noel Waggener
Posters for The Marfa Triptych designed by Noel Waggener

What is Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance?

This opera looks at the life and death of Pancho Villa, the enigmatic hero of the Mexican Revolution, unlikely film star and notorious bandit. Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance opens with Villa’s assassination, and unfolds in his mind in the seconds before his death. Simultaneously, a woman on an American hotel rooftop in El Paso observes the war taking place right across the river in Mexico through her opera glasses.

Exploring facts from Villa’s biography while also examining the mythology surrounding him, the opera will ask what Pancho Villa means to Mexican and American culture, and where these meanings intersect and conflict. The opera brings together artistic collaborators from both sides of the border to engage in a borderless conversation about the shared history between Mexico and the United States.

Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance is the epic closing chapter in The Marfa Triptych. The opera experiments with an exciting hybrid of compositional techniques, including looping and sampling in Ableton Live, overdubbed layers of vocals, and remixes by Mexican electronic artists.

Listen to "Me Llamo Pancho Villa" 

Rio Grande River, Texas-Mexico border - Photo by Sarah Melendez
Rio Grande River, Texas-Mexico border - Photo by Sarah Melendez

What will your contribution support?

Ballroom Marfa needs to raise at least $50,000 in order to bring Graham’s unique vision to life here in rural West Texas. As a backer your funds go towards all aspects of this ambitious production, including the musicians, librettists, sound engineer, set designer, stage manager, costume designer, and production crew. Your funds will also in turn help with professional documentation of the project by film, photography, and audio recording. 

Why Kickstarter?

Kickstarter provides the opportunity to reach a global audience and to spread the word about this project beyond Texas. As West Texas continues to inhabit the public's imagination, this opera provides a new perspective on Mexico and United States border politics. Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance speaks to many different communities and we are excited to invite a greater public to invest in this remarkable and important artistic treatment of history. 

Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance is the most ambitious piece of The Marfa Triptych, requiring greater funding to achieve Reynolds’s vision. Supporters at any level will help bring the project to fruition. Ballroom, Reynolds and the artists are seeking your backing so that the project can be fully realized, documented, and live on beyond the premiere, gaining the momentum it will need to travel to venues outside of Far West Texas.

Marfa, Texas - Photo by Aurora Tang
Marfa, Texas - Photo by Aurora Tang

About Ballroom Marfa

Ballroom Marfa is a nonprofit cultural arts foundation based in Marfa, a remote town of 2,000 people in Far West Texas, one hour north of the US-Mexico border. Marfa is an internationally renown destination for art lovers, made famous in part by the iconic artist Donald Judd. Ballroom Marfa is a contemporary art and performance space that was established in 2003 in a ballroom that dates back to 1927. Funded by donations from individuals and foundations, Ballroom Marfa produces ambitious exhibitions; commissions extraordinary works that are site-specific and site-inspired; enables profound cultural happenings and connections; and shares the landscape of the Big Bend with a diversity of artists and musicians.

Ballroom Marfa Gallery in Marfa, TX
Ballroom Marfa Gallery in Marfa, TX
Ballroom Commission, Prada Marfa - Photo by James Evans
Ballroom Commission, Prada Marfa - Photo by James Evans

About Graham Reynolds

Called “the quintessential modern composer” by the London Independent, Graham Reynolds composes and records music for film, theater and performance with collaborators ranging from Richard Linklater and Jack Black to DJ Spooky and Ballet Austin. His film projects include scores for Before Midnight, Bernie, and A Scanner Darkly. With the Golden Arm Trio, Reynolds has toured the country and released four critically acclaimed albums; he is co-artistic director of Golden Hornet Project, which has produced over 50 concerts by more than 60 contemporary composers; he is a member of the Rude Mechs theater collective; and he is the resident composer with Salvage Vanguard Theater.

Graham Reynolds - Photo by Alex Marks
Graham Reynolds - Photo by Alex Marks

Collaborators

Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance is a collaboration between composer Graham Reynolds; Mexico City-based theater collective Lagartijas Tiradas Al Sol as librettists; Shawn Sides of the Rude Mechs as director; Austin Lyric Opera tenor Paul Sanchez as Pancho Villa; Grammy Award-winning producer Adrian Quesada on guitar; and lyrics by award-winning poet and novelist Carrie Fountain. The band is rounded out with Liz Cass (vocals), Utah Hamrick (bass and tuba), Jeremy Bruch (drums), Alexis Buffum (violin), and Henna Chou (cello). Set and lighting design by Brian Scott, costume design by Christine Crook, libretto translations by Tomás Morín.

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Listen to Graham talk about The Marfa Triptych on Marfa Public Radio

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Pancho Villa Desde una Distancia Segura

Una ópera de cámara experimental sobre Pancho Villa, bandido legendario, general enigmático y héroe de la Revolución Mexicana.

Acerca de este proyecto:

Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance (Pancho Villa Desde una Distancia Segura) es una ópera de cámara experimental acerca de la vida y la muerte de Pancho Villa. Encargada por Ballroom Marfa, el proyecto es el tercer episodio deThe Marfa Triptych (El Tríptico de Marfa), una trilogía que aborda diferentes géneros compuesta de actuaciones musicales por parte del compositor visionario Graham Reynolds. La ópera es un análisis profundo del impacto mexicano y mexicano-americano en la cultura y la política del oeste de Texas, que contribuye a la actual y oportuna conversación acerca de las fronteras. Sea parte de esta singular oportunidad de apoyar la obra de Graham en colaboración con Ballroom Marfa para dar vida en Marfa, Texas, a Pancho Villa Desde una Distancia Segura.

Carteles por El Tríptico de Marfa Diseñado por Noel Waggener
Carteles por El Tríptico de Marfa Diseñado por Noel Waggener

 ¿Qué es Pancho Villa Desde una Distancia Segura?

Esta ópera examina la vida y la muerte de Pancho Villa, héroe enigmático de la Revolución Mexicana, estrella de cine insólita y bandido tristemente célebre. Pancho Villa Desde una Distancia Segura abre con el asesinato de Villa y se desarrolla en su mente en los segundos previos a su muerte. Simultáneamente, una mujer en el tejado de un hotel estadounidense en El Paso observa la guerra que tiene lugar justo al otro lado del río, en México, a través de sus gemelos de teatro.

Aparte de explorar los hechos procedentes de la biografía de Villa y examinar los mitos que la rodean, la ópera se preguntará qué significa el arquetipo de Pancho Villa para la cultura mexicana, la cultura estadounidense y si estos significados se cruzan y chocan entre sí. La ópera reúne a colaboradores artísticos de ambos lados de la frontera para participar en una conversación sin fronteras acerca de la historia compartida entre México y los Estados Unidos.

Pancho Villa desde una distancia segura es el episodio épico final de El Tríptico de Marfa. La ópera experimenta con un emocionante híbrido de técnicas de composición, incluyendo el bucle y los fragmentos musicales con el sistema Ableton Live, las capas de vocales con sonido agregado y las remezclas de artistas electrónicos mexicanos.

Escuche a “Me Llamo Pancho Villa”

Big Bend, Frontera con México y Estados Unidos - Foto por Sarah Melendez
Big Bend, Frontera con México y Estados Unidos - Foto por Sarah Melendez

¿Qué financiará su contribución?

Ballroom Marfa necesita recaudar al menos 50,000$ para poder dar vida a la visión singular de Graham aquí en el oeste rural de Texas. Como patrocinador, sus fondos serán destinados a todos los aspectos de esta ambiciosa producción, incluyendo a los músicos, libretistas, ingeniero de sonido, escenógrafo, director de escena, diseñador de vestuario y equipo de producción. Sus fondos también ayudarán a la documentación profesional del proyecto a través de la grabación de película, fotografía y audio.

¿Por qué Kickstarter?

Kickstarter ofrece la oportunidad de llegar a un público global y difundir la palabra acerca de este proyecto más allá de Texas. A medida que el oeste de Texas sigue habitando en la imaginación del público, esta ópera ofrece una perspectiva nueva sobre la política fronteriza en México y los Estados Unidos. Pancho Villa Desde una Distancia Segura habla con comunidades muy distintas y se complace en invitar a un público mayor a invertir en este notable e importante trazo artístico de la historia.

Pancho Villa Desde una Distancia Segura es la pieza más ambiciosa de El Tríptico de Marfa y la que requiere una mayor financiación para alcanzar la visión de Reynolds. Los benefactores, sea cual sea su ayuda, garantizarán que el proyecto se realice. Ballroom, Reynolds y los artistas buscan su apoyo para que se pueda realizar y documentar el proyecto por completo y para que perdure más allá del estreno, ganando así el ímpetu que necesitará la obra para viajar a lugares más allá del lejano oeste de Texas.

Cañón de Pinto Cerca Marfa, Tejas
Cañón de Pinto Cerca Marfa, Tejas

Acerca de Ballroom Marfa

Ballroom Marfa es una fundación sin ánimo de lucro para las artes culturales con sede en Marfa, un pueblo lejano de 2,000 habitantes en el lejano oeste de Texas, a una hora de distancia al norte de la frontera entre los Estados Unidos y México. Marfa es un destino reconocido internacionalmente para los amantes del arte, que se hizo famoso en parte por el icónico artista Donald Judd. Ballroom Marfa es un espacio de arte y actuación contemporáneos que fue fundado en 2003 en una sala de baile que se remonta a 1927. Financiado por donativos procedentes de individuos y fundaciones, Ballroom Marfa produce exhibiciones ambiciosas; encarga obras extraordinarias para emplazamientos específicos y que se inspiran en los emplazamientos; posibilita acontecimientos y conexiones culturales profundas; y comparte el paisaje del Big Bend con una diversidad de artistas y músicos.

Ballroom Marfa en Marfa, Tejas
Ballroom Marfa en Marfa, Tejas

Acerca de Graham Reynolds

Llamado “el compositor moderno por antonomasia” por parte del London Independent, Graham Reynolds compone y graba música para el cine, el teatro y la representación con colaboradores que van desde Richard Linklater y Jack Black hasta DJ Spooky y el Ballet de Austin. Sus proyectos de cine incluyen las partituras para Antes del Anochecer, Bernie y A Scanner Darkly. Con el Golden Arm Trio, Reynolds ha ido de gira por el país y ha publicado cuatro álbumes aclamados por la crítica; es codirector artístico del Golden Hornet Project, que ha producido más de 50 conciertos de más de 60 compositores contemporáneos; es miembro del colectivo de teatro Rude Mechs; y es el compositor residente en el Salvage Vanguard Theater.

Graham Reynolds - Foto por Alex Marks
Graham Reynolds - Foto por Alex Marks

Colaboradores

Pancho Villa Desde una Distancia Segura es una colaboración entre el compositor Graham Reynolds; Lagartijas Tiradas Al Sol, un colectivo teatral con sede en México D.F., como libretistas; Shawn Sides, de Rude Mechs, como director; Paul Sánchez, tenor de la Ópera Lírica de Austin, como Pancho Villa; Adrián Quesada, productor ganador de un premio Grammy, en la guitarra; y letra de Carrie Fountain, premiada poeta y novelista. Completan la banda Liz Cass (voz), Utah Hamrick (bajo y tuba), Jeremy Bruch (batería), Alexis Buffum (violín) y Henna Chou (violonchelo). Escenografía y diseño lumínico de Brian Scott, diseño de vestuario de Christine Crook, y traducciones libreto de Tomás Morín.

Lagartijas Tiradas Al Sol - un colectivo teatral con sede en México D.F., como libretistas
Lagartijas Tiradas Al Sol - un colectivo teatral con sede en México D.F., como libretistas

Escuche a Graham hablar de El Tríptico de Marfa en la Radio Pública de Marfa.

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Contribuir con 5$ o más y recibir UNA INSTANTÁNEA TOMADA POR GRAHAM EN CHIHUAHUA  + Una instantánea del teléfono celular de Graham de un mural en la ciudad natal de Pancho Villa en Chihuahua, México, en exclusiva para los patrocinadores de Kickstarter.   

“Los libretistas Luisa y Gabino, así como el director Shawn Sides y yo nos fuimos al corazón de la revolución de Pancho Villa: la ciudad y el estado de Chihuahua. Exploramos su casa, la casa de su gran adversario, el desierto y otras cosas. Mientras deambulábamos, encontramos este fantástico trozo de arte mural en forma de grafiti. Tomé la fotografía y desde entonces ha sido mi salvapantallas. Espero que le guste.”  

 Contribuir con 10$ o más y recibir LOTERÍA PANCHO + Una tarjeta de lotería de Pancho Villa hecha con *magia.* + Una descarga especial en formato mp3 de una canción de la ópera. + La aparición de su nombre como patrocinador de Graham Reynolds en nuestra página web.  

 Contribuir con 20$ o más y recibir INSIGNIA DE LA ÓPERA  + ¡Una insignia bordada de edición limitada de Pancho Villa desde una distancia segura para que la lleve con orgullo como patrocinador de la ópera! + Un álbum descargable grabado durante el estreno del primer episodio de El Tríptico de Marfa titulado The Country & Western Big Band Suite. + La aparición de su nombre como patrocinador de Graham Reynolds en nuestra página web.

Mock up of the sacred heart enamel pin offered at the $30 level!
Mock up of the sacred heart enamel pin offered at the $30 level!

 Contribuir con 35$ o más y recibir VELA VOTIVA DE PANCHO VILLA  + ¡Una vela mística de edición limitada para que la use en conmemoración del gran Pancho Villa! La parte trasera de la vela tiene una cita procedente de la ópera y una lista de todos sus increíbles colaboradores. + Un álbum descargable grabado durante el estreno del primer episodio de El Tríptico de Marfa titulado The Country & Western Big Band Suite.

Contribuir con 50$ o más y recibir LOTERÍA PANCHO VILLA DE EDICIÓN LIMITADA +Una tarjeta de lotería de Pancho Villa, de edición limitada y de impresión tipográfica con letras, imprimida en papel fino de archivo con una cita especial de la ópera incluida en el dorsal. + Un álbum descargable grabado durante el estreno del primer episodio de El Tríptico de Marfa titulado The Country & Western Big Band Suite. + La aparición de su nombre como patrocinador de Graham Reynolds en nuestra página web.

Contribuir con 75$ o más y recibir CARTEL OFICIAL DE LA ÓPERA + Un cartel oficial de edición limitada para la ópera final diseñada por la leyenda de Austin Noel Waggener. Este cartel de coleccionismo es una serigrafía única hecha a mano, imprimida en papel de archivo, firmada y numerada por Noel. + Un álbum descargable grabado durante el estreno del primer episodio de El Tríptico de Marfa titulado The Country & Western Big Band Suite. + La aparición de su nombre como patrocinador de Graham Reynolds en nuestra página web.

The Desert poster designed by Noel Waggener available at the $50 level!
The Desert poster designed by Noel Waggener available at the $50 level!

Contribuir con 150$ o más y recibir EL DESIERTO + Una fotografía de edición limitada de Graham Reynolds interpretando el segundo episodio de El Tríptico de Marfa en la Hacienda Mimms, tomada por Jennifer Boomer, premiada fotógrafa del oeste de Texas. Esta fotografía de 11x16.5" viene con un certificado de autenticidad por parte de la fotógrafa. + Un álbum descargable grabado durante el estreno del primer episodio de El Tríptico de Marfa titulado The Country & Western Big Band Suite. + Una versión descargable del álbum final, Pancho Villa Desde una Distancia Segura (que se grabará el año próximo). + La aparición de su nombre como patrocinador de Graham Reynolds en nuestra página web.

Contribuir con 250$ o más y recibir LOS 3 CARTELES COLECCIONABLES + Los 3 carteles coleccionables de edición limitada de El Tríptico de Marfa diseñados y firmados por la leyenda de Austin Noel Waggener. + La aparición de su nombre como patrocinador de Graham Reynolds en nuestra página web.  

Contribuir con 700$ o más y recibir UNA EDICIÓN DE ARTE DE GRAN TAMAÑO  + Una edición limitada de un sinfín de Pancho Villas, hecha por Noel Waggener. Este tríptico de serigrafía es una imagen modificada del cartel oficial, hecho a mano en papel fino. Cada impresión mide 51 x 39 pulgadas y la edición se limitará a 30 series de 3 impresiones, firmadas y numeradas. + Una versión descargable del álbum final, Pancho Villa desde una distancia segura (que se grabará el año próximo). + Un video descargable del estreno de la opera (¡será como si usted estuviera allí!). + La aparición de su nombre como patrocinador de Graham Reynolds en nuestra página web.

Contribución de 10.000$ y recibir UNA BOTELLA DE TEQUILA DE CAMP BOSWORTH + ¡Una escultura encargada expresamente y hecha por Camp Bosworth, artista con sede en Marfa! Camp está tallando en madera una botella de tequila hecha por encargo que se inspira en Pancho Villa y en la ópera. + 2 entradas en primera fila a la ópera para los días 11 o 12 de noviembre. +Una invitación a la cena VIP que se celebrará el fin de semana del estreno en Marfa. + La aparición de su nombre como coproductor de Pancho Villa Desde una Distancia Segura.

With thanks to Jennifer Boomer, Camp Bosworth, David Fenster, Buck Johnston, Willa McDonald, Alex Marks, Graham Reynolds, Noel Waggener, and the Ballroom Marfa Board of Trustees. 

Risks and challenges

Luckily we already know that these performances are successful based on the popularity of the first two parts of the Marfa Triptych, but without your support we risk not being able to realize Graham’s full vision.
We are working with a great team and will keep you updated on the progress of the project and the delivery of rewards.

Riesgos y desafíos
Por suerte, ya sabemos que estas actuaciones son exitosas debido a la popularidad de las dos primeras partes de El Tríptico de Marfa, pero sin su apoyo corremos el riesgo de no poder hacer realidad la visión completa de Graham. Estamos trabajando con un gran equipo y le mantendremos al corriente del progreso del proyecto y el reparto de los premios.

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    GRAHAM'S SNAPSHOT FROM CHIHUAHUA

    + Snapshot from Graham's phone of mural in Pancho Villa's hometown of Chihuahua, Mexico exclusive for Kickstarter supporters.
    + Your name listed as a Graham Reynolds supporter on our website.

    "Librettists Luisa and Gabino as well as director Shawn Sides and I all went to the heart of Pancho Villa's revolution: the city and state of Chihuahua. We explored his home, the home of his greatest adversary, the desert, and more. In our wanderings we came across this great bit of graffiti wall art. I snapped the picture and it's been my screen saver ever since. I hope you like it."

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    PANCHO LOTERIA

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    OPERA INSIGNIA PATCH

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    SACRED HEART PIN + VILLA PATCH

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    PANCHO VOTIVE CANDLE

    + Limited edition mystic candle for you to use in commemoration of the great Pancho VIlla! The back of the candle has a direct quote from the opera and a list of all of the amazing collaborators.
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    LIMITED EDITION PANCHO LOTERIA

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    + Official limited edition poster for the second installment of "The Marfa Triptych" designed by Austin legend Noel Waggener. This collectable poster is a unique hand-pulled silkscreen printed on archival paper, signed and numbered by Noel.
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    THE DESERT

    + Limited edition photograph of Graham Reynolds performing the second installment of "The Marfa Triptych" at Mimm's Ranch, captured by award-winning West Texas photographer Jennifer Boomer. This 11 x16.5" photograph comes with a certificate of authenticity from the photographer.
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    + 2 tickets to the official VIP premiere of the opera on November 11, 2016 at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, TX (travel not included) which includes invitation to the after-party celebration!
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    THE FULL MARFA EXPERIENCE

    + 2 tickets to the official VIP premiere of the opera on November 11, 2016 at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, TX (travel not included)
    + All 3 collectable, limited edition posters from "The Marfa Triptych" designed and signed by Austin legend Noel Waggener AND Graham Reynolds.
    + Private tour of Ballroom's current exhibition
    + Your name listed as a Graham Reynolds supporter on our website.

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    LARGE FINE ART EDITION

    + Limited edition of endless Pancho Villas by Noel Waggener. This silk-screened triptych is a modified image from the official poster, hand-pulled on rag paper. Each print is 51 x 39 inches and the edition will be limited to 30 sets of 3 fine art prints, signed and numbered.
    + Downloadable version of the final album, "Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance" (to be recorded next year)
    + Downloadable video of the premiere of the opera (it will be like you were there!).
    + Your name listed as a Graham Reynolds supporter on our website.

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    CO-PRODUCER

    + 2 front row tickets to the opera on either the 11 or 12 of November
    + Invitation to the VIP artists dinner to be held opening weekend in Marfa.
    + Limited edition of endless Pancho Villa's by Noel Waggener. This silk-screened triptych is a modified image from the official poster, hand-pulled on rag paper and approximately 5 feet all. The edition will be limited to 30 sets of 3 prints, signed and numbered.
    + Your name listed as a co-producer for "Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance"

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    CAMP BOSWORTH TEQUILA BOTTLE

    + A specially commissioned sculpture by local Marfa-based artist Camp Bosworth. Camp is carving a custom tequila bottle out of wood that is inspired by Pancho Villa and the opera!
    + 2 front row tickets to opera on either the 11 or 12 of November
    + Invitation to the VIP dinner to be held opening weekend in Marfa
    + Listed as a co-producer

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    Country & Western Big Band Suite Poster

    Limited time offer special release!
    + Official limited edition poster for the first installment of the Marfa Triptych designed by Austin legend Noel Waggener. This collectable poster is a unique hand-pulled silkscreen printed on archival paper, signed and numbered by Noel.
    + Downloadable album recorded during the premiere of the first installment of "The Marfa Triptych" titled, "The Country & Western Big Band Suite."
    + Your name listed as a Graham Reynolds supporter on our website.

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    TICKETS

    Limited time offer special release!
    + 2 tickets to the public premiere of the opera on November 12, 2016 at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, TX (travel not included)
    + Your name listed as a Graham Reynolds supporter on our website.

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    TICKETS to the public premiere 11/12

    Limited time offer special release!
    + 2 tickets to the public premiere of the opera on November 12, 2016 at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, TX (travel not included)
    + Your name listed as a Graham Reynolds supporter on our website.

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    **NEW** TICKETS TO PUBLIC PREMIERE 11/12

    + 2 tickets to the public premiere of the opera on November 12, 2016 at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, TX (travel not included)
    + Your name listed as a Graham Reynolds supporter on our website.

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    TICKETS AND POSTER

    + 2 tickets to the public premiere of the opera on November 12, 2016 at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, TX (travel not included)
    + Official limited edition poster for the final opera designed by Austin legend Noel Waggener. This collectable poster is a unique hand-pulled silkscreen printed on archival paper, signed and numbered by Noel.
    + Private curatorial tour of Ballroom's current exhibition
    + Your name listed as a Graham Reynolds supporter on our website.

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    A NIGHT AT THE OPERA!

    + 2 tickets to the official VIP premiere of the opera on November 11, 2016 at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, TX (travel not included)
    + Limited edition of endless Pancho Villas by Noel Waggener. This silk-screened triptych is a modified image from the official poster, hand-pulled on rag paper. Each print is 51 x 39 inches and the edition will be limited to 30 sets of 3 fine art prints, signed and numbered.
    + Private curatorial tour of current exhibition
    + Downloadable version of the final album, "Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance" (to be recorded next year)
    + Downloadable video of the premiere of the opera (it will be like you were there!).
    + Your name listed as a Graham Reynolds supporter on our website.

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