Opera Southwest Presents Verdi’s La Traviata (Rental)

March 22, 25, 27 & 29, 2019
2 pm—Sundays
7:30 pm—Wednesday & Friday

Opera Southwest presents Verdi’s La Traviata, a fully-staged opera with orchestra, sung in Italian with English translation supertitles and presented in three acts with one intermission.

One of the most famous of the great classic operas, La Traviata is a sweeping love story set against the backdrop of decadent Paris high society, where the celebrated courtesan Violetta eschews her wealthy suitors for the simple life with poor Alfredo.

$19, $39, $59, $79, $99; discounts for groups of ten or more and patrons 30 and younger

Visit the Opera Southwest website HERE.

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Opera Southwest Presents Daniel Catan’s Il Postino (Rental)

February 2, 7 & 9, 2020
2 pm—Sundays
7:30 pm—Friday

Opera Southwest presents Daniel Catán’s Il Postino, a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in Spanish with both Spanish and English translation supertitles, and presented in two acts with one intermission.

Presented in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Il Postino is based on the novel Ardiente Paciencia by Antonio Skármeta, as well as the film by Michael Radford. When exiled Chilean poet Pablo Neruda arrives on a tiny Italian island, he receives so much fan mail that Mario is hired as his personal postman. Mario soon becomes Neruda’s student, learning the art of poetry to woo a local barmaid. Inspired by Neruda, Mario’s poetic voice continues to take wing as he expresses the struggles of his fellow working class villagers. A firm friendship develops, and the postman is forever a changed man.

The sounds of the Mediterranean come alive in Catán’s stunningly beautiful, Puccini-esque score—a story of love in its many forms, set against a backdrop of conflicting political and spiritual ideologies.

$19, $39, $59, $79, $99; discounts for groups of eight or more and patrons 30 and younger

Visit the Opera Southwest website HERE.

  • The title, content, photos/images and description for this event were provided to the NHCC by the organization renting the NHCC venue for the event. By serving as a venue and posting the event on its website, the NHCC is not endorsing any views expressed in the title or description of the event, nor is it endorsing the content of the event.

Opera Southwest Presents New Year’s with the Opera! (Rental)

2 pm & 7 pm

New Year’s with the Opera is a fun variety show featuring Opera Southwest’s most beloved performers, the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, and the Opera Southwest Chamber Orchestra. With a variety of opera favorites and light classics, there is something for everyone to ring in the New Year. This year, for the first time, we offer a family-friendly presentation at 2 pm along with our evening performance at 7 pm.

$45, $55, $65; an additional $45 upcharge for the New Year’s Eve VIP After-Party with the cast

Visit the Opera Southwest website HERE.

  • The title, content, photos/images and description for this event were provided to the NHCC by the organization renting the NHCC venue for the event. By serving as a venue and posting the event on its website, the NHCC is not endorsing any views expressed in the title or description of the event, nor is it endorsing the content of the event.

Festival Ballet Albuquerque Presents The Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment

7 pm—Friday, Saturday & Sunday
2 pm—Saturday & Sunday

Festival Ballet Albuquerque is partnering with the National Hispanic Cultural Center to present an original production, The Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment.  The beloved holiday classic is transported to territorial New Mexico in the late 1800s, with added elements of the state’s heritage and traditions including Spanish dancers, southwestern snakes, sheep and shepherdesses, a lively fandango, a storyteller doll with children, and lavish western Victorian-era costumes. Now in its seventh year at the NHCC, the production showcases New Mexico heritage and traditions while maintaining the classical grace and family appeal of its origins.  A live orchestra performs under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, former music director of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and an internationally renowned conductor and violinist who was a 2012 Latin Grammy nominee.

$14, $20, $29, $39, $49 w/ $2 discount for seniors, children 12 and younger, and NHCC members

Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!

New Mexico Philharmonic: Glorious Vivaldi! (Rental)

3 pm

New Mexico Philharmonic presents Glorious Vivaldi! Enjoy three of the Italian Baroque concerto master’s finest—Vivaldi’s Concerto Grossi in d minor and g minor, along with the much-loved Concerto for Two Violins in a minor with star violinists Sarah Tasker and Gabriela Fogo. The second half of the program features Albuquerque’s own marvelous Coro Lux and the NMPhil—in Gloria, Vivaldi’s blissful sacred masterwork.

Sarah Tasker, violin
Gabriela Fogo, violin
Coro Lux and Soloists

$24, $35, $46, $68

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Yjastros: A Nuestro Aire, a Celebration of 20 years

8 pm Friday
2 pm & 8 pm Saturday

Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company presents Yjastros: 20th Anniversary Season, celebrating peerless flamenco choreography and the two-decade artistic journey of this incredible company. This season, Yjastros reprises classic works by Artistic Director Joaquin Encinias, A Nuestro Aire and Caravana de los Zincalí, and premieres new works from master artists and choreographers Mercedes Ruiz and La Popi. A unique artistic treasure in the American cultural landscape, Yjastros proudly brings the creative visions of world-renowned flamenco artists to the American public, while cultivating the living art of flamenco in the United States.

$30, $40, $50, $60 w/ a $5 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members

Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!

Judy Collins (Rental)

7:30 pm

AMP Concerts presents Judy Collins. Judy has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and the steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and gain inspiration from the spiritual discipline that has enabled her to thrive in the music industry for half a century.

$42, $52, $62

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Todd Snider with Dean Alexander (Rental)

7:30 pm

AMP Concerts presents Todd Snider with Dean Alexander. Todd Snider has long been recognized as one of his generation’s most gifted and engaging songwriters. If Snider is anything, he is a true artist. At a point in time when the world has never been more complicated and confusing, with people getting louder and louder, he did a 180 and went back to his roots as a folk singer, to a simpler, quieter form of expression. And this may be what the world is waiting to hear—just a man, his guitar, and the truth.

Approximate time of event: 2 hours including intermission.

$27, $32

  • The title, content, photos/images and description for this event were provided to the NHCC by the organization renting the NHCC venue for the event. By serving as a venue and posting the event on its website, the NHCC is not endorsing any views expressed in the title or description of the event, nor is it endorsing the content of the event.

Opera Southwest Presents Bottesini’s Alì Babà (Rental)

October 20, 25 & 27, 2019
2 pm—Sundays
7:30 pm—Friday

Opera Southwest presents Alì Babà, a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in Italian with English translation supertitles and presented in three acts with one intermission. With a libretto based on “Alì Babà and the Forty Thieves,” the well-known and lively story from One Thousand and One NightsAlì Babà was composed by Giovanni Bottesini, an Italian composer and double bass virtuoso known as the “Paganini of the bass.”

The opera premiered in 1871 in London, with considerable acclaim and numerous performances. Later, however, the score was lost, and it has not been heard in well over a century. As with Opera Southwest’s Amleto (Hamlet) project, Maestro Anthony Barrese has reconstructed the score from the composer’s original manuscript, and Opera Southwest will give the work its modern American premiere.

$19, $39, $59, $79, $99; discounts for groups of eight or more and patrons 30 and younger

Visit the Opera Southwest website HERE.

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Dave Mason (Rental)

7:30 pm

Dave Mason
Feelin’ Alright Tour 2019
Introducing
Gretchen Rhodes

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason has been performing live shows for over 50 years. What keeps audiences coming back year after year is his authentic approach to performing and the loyal presentation of his music. Mason often says, “There are no old songs, only good songs.” His love for the songs he works into his set list is evident, and his enthusiasm for music is contagious. Audiences always leave his shows upbeat, happy, and inspired.

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