The day after the performance of Handel’s opera Acis and Galatea at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, members of the international cast and crew from Bhutan, Italy, Canada and the United States sand surfed in the desert and relaxed in the mountains, capping off their weeklong excursion to El Paso.
On Aug. 19, a group of talented and ambitious UTEP students went to work on an experience that highlights the very special bond between El Paso’s university and the distant mountain kingdom of Bhutan.
The opera is over; we’re not ready to go home.
Almost 10 years in the making, tomorrow is the big day
Tiger’s Nest, Butter Tea and Prayer Wheels
Halfway through our trip, we’re settling in
Pizza, yak burgers and fries for breakfast
Opera Bhutan brings together 70 people from 10 countries
I’m sitting in the Ambient Cafe, a second floor Western-style cafe with large windows looking down on Thimphu’s main street below.
We’re really here to perform an opera