Frequently Asked Questions about our last minute re-scheduling!
Sometime in the night between Saturday 3/9 and Sunday 3/10, there was a small fire which activated the fire sprinklers and led to significant flooding backstage.
We now have learned that the fire was caused by arson: Albuquerque Journal
The NHCC will not be available for our performances of Lohengrin.
Why did you not cancel the production?
Our cast has already arrived and begun rehearsals, and our patrons and board have overwhelmingly told us that they would like the show to go on.
Will ANY performances take place at the NHCC?
Why did you choose V. Sue Cleveland Concert Hall?
At short notice, most venues are already booked, and of the very few suitable venues that might have been made to work, V. Sue Cleveland presents us with the best chance of re-booking all our current ticket holders, as well as the best opportunity to present a musically excellent performance of Lohengrin with its renowned acoustics.
Who is helping?
Many people and organizations, including the dedicated staff at the NHCC, who are also victims of this unfortunate even. In particular, St. Paul Lutheran Church, the New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus, Las Puertas, Rio Rancho Public Schools, the Santa Fe Opera, the City of Albuquerque and the Mayor’s office, and Opera America have been quick to offer important advice and/or resources.
Will this be the same cast?
Yes. No singers have left the production as a result of this development. This is absolutely one of the highest calibre casts ever assembled at Opera Southwest.
Will there be orchestra?
Absolutely! Maestro Barrese is delighted to lead the Opera Southwest Orchestra in the renowned acoustics of the V. Sue Cleveland concert hall.
Will there be supertitles (English Translations)?
Will the performers be costumed?
Will there be sets?
Probably not, but we are looking at what can be done.
Where are you working if your offices are closed?
St. Paul Lutheran Church has graciously allowed us temporary use of their offices.