Opera Southwest: Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot

March 12, 15, 17 & 19, 2023
2:00 pm Sunday, 7:30 pm Wednesday & Friday

Opera Southwest presents Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot, a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in Italian with English translation supertitles.

Nessun dorma… No one sleeps in this beautiful new production of one of Puccini’s most famous operas by director Mo Zhou. A fairytale set in ancient China, Turandot brims with masterful music from start to finish. Maestro Anthony Barrese conducts.

$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.

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Eric Johnson

7:30 pm

AMP Concerts presents Eric Johnson. Eric has been traveling on a prolific odyssey over the course of more than four decades. Along the way, his creations have encompassed repertoire that cross-pollinates genres including rock, blues, jazz, fusion, soul, folk, new age, classical, and even country. Inevitably, E.J. says it best himself: “It really boils down to the music and the song at the end of the day…. If it doesn’t have that, it gets boring for me. The most important thing for me is to grow musically and make a more expansive and meaningful artistic statement with every new project.”

$24, $31, $40

Approximate time of event: 2 hours including intermission.

Tickets go on sale to AMP members, Tuesday, March 9, 2022 at 10 am with member promo code. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 11, 2022 at 10 am to the general public.

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Opera Southwest Presents Gioachino Rossini’s Le Comte Ory

February 5, 10 & 12, 2023
2:00 pm Sunday, 7:30 pm Friday

Opera Southwest presents Gioachino Rossini’s Le Comte Ory, a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in French with English translation supertitles.

Opera Southwest continues its commitment to the works of Rossini with one of his Parisian comedies. The rakish Count Ory is determined to seduce the Countess Adele while others are off fighting in the Crusades. Disguises, mistaken identities, drink, and even a thunderstorm combine to make this hilarious romp through medieval France an energetic bel canto whirlwind. Noted Rossini specialist Maestro Anthony Barrese conducts.

$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.

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AMP Concerts: Pink Martini

7:30 pm

AMP Concerts: Pink Martini. “Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure . . . If the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band” – Thomas Lauderdale, Bandleader/Pianist. Featuring a dozen musicians, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout the world.

$61, $71 & $81

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Juan Carmona

7:30 pm

AMP Concerts presents French guitar virtuoso Juan Carmona, the perfect symbol of flamenco’s rebirth. While proud of his Andalusian Gypsy roots, Carmona insists on moving beyond the typical ethnic clichés. Respected in all musical fields, including classical music, he has built bridges between flamenco and other musical genres. His performances have a surprising, moving quality. Somewhere between profound awareness of musical genres, mastery of traditional styles, and a devastating modernity, Carmona stands as an innovator.

$22, $27, $32

Approximate time of event: 2 hours including intermission.

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Yjastros, featuring invited guests Rafael Estévez and Valeriano Paños

8:00 pm Friday
4:00 pm Saturday

National Institute of Flamenco and the NHCC present Çiertas Danças by Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company, featuring invited guests Rafael Estévez and Valeriano Paños. Çiertas Danças proudly brings the creative visions of world-renowned flamenco artists to the American pubic, while cultivating the living art of Flamenco in the United States. Çiertas Danças features Spanish guest artists, choreographers, and dancers Rafael Estévez and Valeriano Paños, winners of the Spanish National Dance Prize for choreography alongside New Mexico’s beloved Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company.

$40, $50, $60, $70 w/ a $5 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members

Tickets on sale Friday, September 16, 2022 at 10:00 am

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AARP New Mexico: Care to Laugh: Featuring Jesus Trejo

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Join AARP for a special night of laughs for family caregivers of all ages featuring comedian and caregiver himself, Jesus Trejo. As seen in his latest SHOWTIME comedy special, “STAY AT HOME SON,” Trejo is no stranger to the rewards and challenges of caring for loved ones. His take on the lighter side of family is relatable, informative, and most importantly, hilarious.

Free community event

Please make a reservation in advance here:

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Film: Bless Me, Ultima

7:00 pm

Rudolfo Anaya’s beloved and iconic Bless Me, Ultima returns to the NHCC with Carl Franklin’s screen adaptation in partnership with the English department of the University of New Mexico. Bless Me, Ultima is set in the 1940s in rural New Mexico, and tells the story of a young boy and the mysterious healer who opens his eyes to the wonders of the spiritual realm. As the entire world is plunged into war and Antonio Marez grapples with the harsh realities all around him, his life is forever changed by the sudden arrival of Ultima, a curandera who inspires him to see the world from a new perspective.

2011; Carl Franklin; English; 102 minutes; rated PG-13.

Reception at 6:00 pm & Pre-film Talk by Dr. Gabriel Meléndez at 6:30 pm.

Free ticketed event. Please make a reservation here, or call the NHCC Welcome Center at 505-724-4771 for assistance.

The Bank of America provides generous support for this film series.

Lewis Black: Off The Rails!

7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Danny Zelisko Presents Lewis Black: Off The Rails!

Known as the KingofRant, Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and finger pointing to expose the absurdities of life. His comedic brilliance makes people laugh at life’s hypocrisies and the insanity he sees in the world.

A GRAMMY Award-winning stand-up comedian, Black performs his critically acclaimed shows more than 200 nights annually, to capacity audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. He is one of a few performers to sell out renowned theaters including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center, and the main stage at the Mirage in Las Vegas, with a sold-out Broadway run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City. Since 2014, Black has done over 400 live-streaming shows, called The Rant Is Due, at the end of each of his stand-up performances.

$27, $57, $67

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¡Globalquerque!

4:00 pm gates open

¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s Annual Celebration of World Music and Culture, has become a premiere festival in the Southwest since its inception in 2005. The purpose of this annual music and culture festival is to highlight cultures of the world alongside the traditional cultures of New Mexico. The event utilizes multiple stages at the NHCC, including the Plaza Mayor, the Albuquerque Journal Theatre, and the History and Literary Arts courtyard (the Fountain Stage), and features a Global Village of Craft, Culture, and Cuisine and a variety of workshops, demonstrations, and other family activities, along with two nights of performances from around the globe. The festival has featured numerous artists from Spain and Latin American countries, as well as Hispanic artists from New Mexico. Some of these artists have performed at the NHCC at other events comprising part of the Performing Arts program’s seasonal programming.

Learn more at www.Globalquerque.org

Click here for the Globalquerque Line up

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