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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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    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

    + Pancho Villa loteria card made with *magic*
    + Special mp3 download of a song from the opera.
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    OPERA INSIGNIA PATCH

    + Limited edition embroidered patch for "Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance" for you to wear proudly as a supporter of the opera!
    +Your name listed as a Graham Reynolds supporter on our website.
    + Downloadable album recorded during the premiere of the first installment of "The Marfa Triptych" titled, "The Country & Western Big Band Suite."
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    SACRED HEART PIN + VILLA PATCH

    + 1" Sacred heart enamel pin to bling out you denim jacket!
    + Limited edition embroidered patch for "Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance" for you to wear proudly as a supporter of the opera!
    +Your name listed as a Graham Reynolds supporter on our website.
    + Downloadable album recorded during the premiere of the first installment of "The Marfa Triptych" titled, "The Country & Western Big Band Suite."
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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.
    + Downloadable album recorded during the premiere of the first installment of "The Marfa Triptych" titled, "The Country & Western Big Band Suite."
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    LIMITED EDITION PANCHO LOTERIA

    + Letter pressed, limited edition Pancho Villa loteria card printed on archival rag paper with a special quote from the opera included on the back.
    + Downloadable album recorded during the premiere of the first installment of "The Marfa Triptych" titled, "The Country & Western Big Band Suite."
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    THE DESERT POSTER

    Limited time offer special release!
    + 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.
    + 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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    OFFICIAL OPERA POSTER

    + 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.
    + 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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    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.
    + Downloadable album recorded during the premiere of the first installment of "The Marfa Triptych" titled, "The Country & Western Big Band Suite."
    + Downloadable version of the final album, "Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance" (to be recorded next year)
    + Your name listed as a Graham Reynolds supporter on our website.

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    ALL 3 COLLECTABLE POSTERS

    + All 3 collectable, limited edition posters from "The Marfa Triptych" designed and signed by Austin legend Noel Waggener
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    **NEW** 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.
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    **NEW** TICKETS TO VIP PREMIERE 11/11

    + 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
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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)
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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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