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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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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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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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: Better Days

12:00 pm (available for 48 hours)
Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel Here

Fran Herrero Ansoleaga’s Better Days presents the testimonies of five people who have fled harassment in their home countries because of their gender identities and have sought asylum in Spain. Before the director’s camera, they share their fears, doubts, and certainties, as well as their belief that “everything gets better.”

2021; Spanish with English subtitles; 9 minutes; not rated.

Free community event

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Film: (A) Normal

12:00 pm (available for 48 hours)
Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel Here

Leo, Juan, David, and Lucio meet in the gym locker room—four people with four different views on issues such as masculinity. Miguel Parra’s (A) Normal demonstrates, through the debates that ensue, that “normality” is as personal as each individual’s particular essence and prejudices.

2021; Spanish with English subtitles; 12 minutes; not rated.

Free cummunity event

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OCB Natural New Mexico

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

OCB Natural New Mexico. This year’s competition will be held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Albuquerque Journal Theatre in Albuquerque, NM on Saturday, July 23, 2022. The OCB Natural New Mexico is a drug free tested competition.

$50 adults, $15 Minors 4 years old to 12 years old, Free for Kids younger than 4. $70 Assistant Ticket/Back Stage Pass

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