Opera Southwest: Before Night Falls
February 25, 2024 - March 3, 2024
February 25, March 1, & 3
2:00 pm Sundays
7:30 pm Friday
A poet in love with the moon.
Opera Southwest & the NHCC present Before Night Falls. Before Night Falls by Jorge Martín is based on the autobiography of Reinaldo Arenas, a gay Cuban novelist, poet, playwright, political dissident, and prisoner. The story follows his childhood in Cuba, his time in prison, and his escape to the United States. Arenas is determined to stave off death to finish his work “Before Night Falls.”
This opera will be produced in collaboration 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 30 minutes, including one intermission.