Opera Southwest Presents Bless Me, Ultima

All 5 performances of Bless Me, Ultima are SOLD OUT! Opera Southwest will be handling a waiting list for any returned tickets. They will be released for sale to the public on a lottery basis (i.e. folks may put their names onto a waiting list for a drawing) two days before each performance. Please go to the OSW website HERE to get your name added to the waiting list.   February 18, 21, 23, 24 & 25, 2018 2 pm—Saturday & Sundays 7:30 pm—Wednesday & Friday Hector (more…)

Opera Southwest Presents Bellini’s Norma (Rental)

April 8, 11, 13, 15, 2017 2 pm — Sundays 7:30 pm—Wednesday & Friday Bellini’s Norma is a fully-staged opera with orchestra, sung in Italian with English supertitles and presented in two acts with one intermission. This will be the New Mexico premiere of Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece. Norma tells the story of the Druid priestess who sacrifices it all for love and loyalty, despite ultimate betrayal. Watch one of the most challenging, and breathtakingly beautiful, roles in the soprano repertoire. From Casta Diva to Mira to (more…)

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

7:30 pm New Year’s with the Opera is a fun variety show featuring a quartet of Opera Southwest’s most beloved recent performers 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. Join us after the performance in the Salón Ortega for a champagne reception to celebrate 2018! Special Early Discount (August 1st through November 30th) $36, $44, $52 After Party add an additional $45 Early Discount (December 1st through December 15th) (more…)

Opera Southwest Presents Rossini’s William Tell (Rental)

October 22, 25, 27 & 29, 2017 2 pm — Sundays 7:30 pm—Wednesday & Friday Rossini’s William Tell is a fully-staged opera with orchestra, sung in French with English translation supertitles and presented in four acts with two intermission. This will be the New Mexico premiere of Rossini’s masterwork. The last opera Rossini ever wrote, and considered his magnum opus, William Tell tells the dramatic story of the Swiss legend. You probably know the part where he shoots an apple off of his son’s head, but do (more…)

New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra’s Olga Kern International Piano Competition in Recital (Rental)

November 14-15, November 17 & November 20, 2016 The Olga Kern International Piano Competition, in collaboration with the New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra, is a weeklong event celebrating piano.  It includes a brief awards ceremony, and then the winners of this impressive new contest are featured in recital.  The winners of the OKIPC are sure to have long and storied musical careers—don’t miss out on the opportunity to say you knew them when! Monday, November 14 General Admission—free to the public 10 am – 2 pm: Preliminaries 2 pm (more…)

John Donald Robb Musical Trust: The Annual John D. Robb, Jr. Concert ¡¡Música del Corazón!!

3 pm This concert honors the contributions of John Donald Robb, Sr., former dean of the University of New Mexico’s College of Fine Arts and a recognized music pioneer. “¡¡Música del Corazón:  A Celebration of Nuevomexicano Music!!,” features performances by musicians of all ages who are linked to the Robb legacy. Presented in partnership with John Donald Robb Musical Trust. Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before concert

Festival Ballet Albuquerque Presents The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment

7 pm—Friday & Saturday 2 pm—Saturday & Sunday Festival Ballet Albuquerque, with choreography by Patricia Dickinson Wells, and full live orchestra under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, present The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment.  This beloved holiday classic comes to life in the late 1800s in territorial New Mexico, with many surprises including Spanish and flamenco dancers, dancing southwestern snakes, sheep and shepherdesses, hummingbirds, a lively fandango, and a storyteller doll with children.  Traditional favorites such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Snowflakes, and Flowers (more…)

Siembra, Latino Theatre Season: Los Bufones

7:30 pm—Friday and Saturday 2 pm—Sunday A world premiere based on Velázquez’ mesmerizing paintings of jesters and dwarfs at the court of Philip IV of Spain, Los Bufones brings to life these fascinating individuals—comedians and outcasts, confidantes and spies—in a richly melodic new theatre piece, sung in Spanish with English supertitles. For the King’s Bufones, who are both adored and hated in the world of the court, each day is a striving for balance in a web of intrigues and ambitions. In musical solos and ensembles, they reveal (more…)

New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra Presents BACH, JUST BACH! (Rental)

2 pm The New Mexico Philharmonic presents Bach, Just Bach! One of America’s most outstanding pianists—Katie Mahan—joins the New Mexico Philharmonic for an afternoon of nothing but Bach! Maestro William Intriligator of the Cheyenne Symphony called Mahan a “musician whose performances are both elegant and thoughtful, stylish and deep.” Sit back and savor four Bach concertos in one afternoon—including Brandenburg Concertos No. 1 and No. 3. $24, $35, $46, $68 David Felberg, conductor Katie Mahan, piano Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 Bach: Keyboard Concerto in A Major (more…)

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