Opera Southwest Presents 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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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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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

Tickets are not available for this event at this time. Starting Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 10 am (MST) tickets will be available with a special promocode. General Public sales begin Friday, March 24, 2022 at 10 am (MST).

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¡Globalquerque!

5:00 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

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Film: Violeta Went to Heaven (Chile)

Join us for pre-film Chilean music from 5:30 to 6:00, a talk about Chile with Dr. Carson Morris from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, and a cash bar in the Performing Arts Lobby from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
7:00 pm film screening

Andrés Wood’s Violeta Went to Heaven tells the story of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra, tracing her evolution from impoverished child to international sensation and Chile’s national hero, and interweaving key set pieces from Parra’s life to capture the swirling intensity of her inner contradictions, fallibilities, and passions. Loosely based on Ángel Parra’s memoirs of his mother, the film offers a multi-faceted and lyrical portrayal of an influential figure in world music and complex cultural icon of Chile’s history. Violeta Parra’s revival of Chilean traditional music galvanized a socially and politically committed pan-Latin American folk music movement—“nueva canción“—and became a reference for other Latin American artists committed to their national legacies.

2011; Spanish with English subtitles; 110 minutes; not rated.

Free community event

The Bank of America provides generous support for this film series

Film: Extraterrestrial (Spain)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm pre-film entertainment and cash bar
7:00 pm film screening

When Julio wakes up in a strange apartment, his pleasure at realizing that he has spent the night with the beautiful Julia is complicated by the unexpected return of Julia’s boyfriend and the interference of a prying neighbor, as well as the discovery of a giant flying saucer hovering over the deserted city of Madrid and, possibly, the end of the world.

2011; directed by Nacho Vigalondo; English; 90 minutes; not rated.

Free community event

The Bank of America provides generous support for this film series

NM Jazz Latino Orchestra

8:00 pm

In their fifth performance at the NHCC, “Cuba Linda,” the New Mexico Jazz Latino Orchestra (NMJLO) honors the invaluable contributions of Cuban artists to the genres of Latin jazz and salsa. Their journey into the musical styles that have been introduced to the world by beloved Cuban legends begins with Latin jazz interpretations.

$25, $27 w/ $2 discount for NHCC Members

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New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus presents NakedMan

7:30 pm

New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus presents the New Mexico premiere of NakedMan, a 16-movement song cycle about gay men’s lives, and the bravery required to love authentically and without shame. Over sixty gay men were interviewed about their experiences coming out, finding love, facing discrimination, serving in the military, wrestling with religion, losing loved ones, and accepting themselves. Their stories were woven together into NakedMan, an empowering, epic collection of anthems laying bare the lives and souls of gay men, championing love and healing over hatred and fear.

$22, $27, $37, $47

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