Meeting Placido Domingo at the MOLAA Gala last night was a dream come true! He gave me the nickname “Mariachitlan” (after my orchestra work), and said that the piece is the “New Huapango”! And it was a huge honor to have him mention my work during his “Legado” award-acceptance speech! “Perhaps Juan Pablo will write us an opera soon,” he said! It was incredible to celebrate the legacy of this musical champion! Thank you Hispanics for LA Opera, for the invitation!