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Opera Southwest: Before Night Falls

March 1 - March 3

7:30 pm Friday
2:00 pm Saturday & Sunday

Music / Jorge Martín-Buján
Libretto / Jorge Martín-Buján & Dolores M. Koch

A poet in love with the moon.

Jorge Martín-Buján’s Before Night Falls is based on the autobiography of Reinaldo Arenas (which has also been made into a major motion picture starring Javier Bardem). Reinaldo experienced childhood poverty, joy in nature, a stint with the guerillas, international acclaim as a writer, imprisonment as a political dissident (and unapologetically gay man), a daring escape from Cuba, and exile in the U.S. Arenas is determined to stave off death to finish his memoir “Before Night Falls.” The book was published posthumously to great acclaim in 1993.

This opera will be produced with the New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus (NMGMC). They have been an empowering voice in Albuquerque since 1981, with their mission to reduce intolerance through musical performance.

$22, $42, $63, $85, $105 with discounts for groups of 8 or more, anyone 30 years old and younger and Opera for All with a WIC or EBT card.

The production of Before Night Falls received funding from OPERA America’s Next Stage grant.

Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes, including one intermission.

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March 1
March 3
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Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts: Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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