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Zorro

Overview

Sunday, October 23rd @ 2pm
Wednesday, October 26th @ 7:30pm
Friday, October 28th @ 7:30pm
Sunday, October 30th @ 2pm
At the National Hispanic Cultural Center Albuquerque Journal Theatre

Music & Libretto / Héctor Armienta

Commissioned by Opera Southwest and Ft. Worth Opera, this will be the fully-staged & orchestrated world premiere of the opera. Opera Southwest welcomes back composer Héctor Armienta, whose operatic adaptation of Bless Me, Ultima was a smash hit in 2018 at Opera Southwest.

Based on and inspired by the masked vigilante of pulp fiction fame, Zorro is a swashbuckling adventure opera. Set in Los Angeles when it was still a colony of Spain, this re-telling of the Zorro legend naturally follows Diego de la Vega, esteemed swordsman and Spanish nobleman, as he fights for the poor and enslaved. Filled with all the romance, swordplay and humor that is a trademark of the Zorro universe.