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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Opera Southwest Presents New Year’s with the Opera!

3:00 pm

New Year’s with the Opera! is a fun variety show featuring Opera Southwest’s most beloved recent 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.

$53, $63, $73 with an additional $95 for the Opera Southwest After-Party

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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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Opera Southwest Presents Hector Armienta’s Zorro

October 23, 26, 28 & 30, 2022
2:00 pm Sunday, 7:30 pm Wednesday & Friday

Opera Southwest presents Hector Armienta’s Zorro, a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in English and Spanish with both English and Spanish translation supertitles.

Diego, a young man of noble blood in Alta California, awakens to the plight of the poor and oppressed through the love of Ana Maria. Donning a black mask, he becomes Zorro and brings the revolution to the pueblo of Los Ángeles.

Opera Southwest, along with Fort Worth Opera, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and Opera Cultura, is thrilled to have commissioned an opera based on the Zorro universe. Maestro Anthony Barrese conducts this premiere.

$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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The Albuquerque Folk Festival

10:00 am to 10:00 pm

On Sunday, October 9, 2022 The Albuquerque Folk Festival offers over 100 events with 5 performance stages, 7 workshop venues (including music and dance), 3 jam venues, musical-instrument “petting zoo,” kids’ tent, storytelling tent, merchandise tent, instrument consignment tent, bike valet, arts-and-craft vendors, food vendors, and more!

Advance Tickets: Full price adult ticket $25 w/ discounts for students 19 to 25, seniors 65+, military w/ ID and children 12 to 16. Family passes are available for 2 adults and unlimited kids. Admission is free for seniors 85+ and kids 11 and younger.

Day of show Tickets: Full price adult ticket $30 w/ discounts for students 19 to 25, seniors 65+, military w/ ID and children 12 to 16. Family passes are available for 2 adults and unlimited kids. Admission is free for seniors 85+ and kids

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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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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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