Season Tickets available now by phone: 243-0591 ext 3
– World Premiere! –
- Sunday, February 18, 2018 2pm
- Wednesday, February 21, 2018 7:30pm
- Friday, February 23, 2018 7:30pm
- Sunday, February 25, 2018 2pm
Bless Me, Ultima – the most famous New Mexican novel, now is an opera.
Opera Southwest, along with the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque and Opera Cultura in California, is thrilled to have commissioned an opera based on Rudolfo Anaya’s best-selling novel Bless Me, Ultima. The composer, Héctor Armienta, has worked with Mr. Anaya on the libretto and the resulting piece will be an historic event.
Don’t miss your chance to experience the story of Tony’s coming of age under the watchful guidance of the curandera, Ultima, as part of our expanded 2017-18 Season.
Support for the development and commission of the work to date has been provided by the Brabson Library and Educational Foundation, the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation, New Mexico Mutual, Opera Cultura, Opera Southwest, Al and Carmen Castellano and the Knight Foundation.
Ultima / Kirsten Chávez
Tony / Daisy Beltran
Gabriel / Javier Abreu
Maria / Carelle Flores
Tenorio / Carlos Archuleta
Narciso / Javier Ortiz
Conductor / Guillermo Figueroa
Stage Director / Octavio Cardenas
-Both English and Spanish supertitles will be projected above the stage for this production-