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For Ticketholders at the WEDNESDAY performances, we will be offering our Taste of Opera dinner buffet & talk – pre-purchase online here.
For all other performance dates, La Fonda del Bosque will be open before the performances for lunch and dinner. Make reservations here.
– World Premiere! –
- Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 2pm
- Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 7:30pm
- Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 7:30pm
- Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 2pm
- Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 2pm
All performances at the NHCC Journal Theatre – directions
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, consulted 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
The Owl/ José Luis Muñoz
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-