National Hispanic Cultural Center

[CORRECTION] Frida Kahlo comes to National Hispanic Cultural Center

January 28, 2022


ALBUQUERQUE, NM – In collaboration with Opera Southwest, the National Hispanic Cultural Center is pleased to announce the debut of “Frida” by Robert Xavier Rodriguez. The opera will feature a retelling of the life of one of Mexico’s iconic artists, Frida Kahlo. The fully staged opera, including a full orchestra, is coming to NHCC’s Albuquerque Journal Theater with [three] showings on [Friday, Feb. 18; Saturday, Feb. 19; Sunday, Feb.20]. 

The iconic artist painted over fifty-five self-portraits, each depicting a moment in her life. Similarly, the opera depicts these moments in Frida’s life through a blend of opera and musical theater. The opera will be performed in Spanish, with Spanish and English Supertitles. Performances will be presented in two acts with one intermission. 

The public can enter a chance to win 2 tickets to “Frida” by completing NHCC’s survey. The winner will be informed on Feb. 9, 2022, and only completed surveys will be entered into the random drawing.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, please visit

About the National Hispanic Cultural Center 

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities. The NHCC presents mission-related events throughout the year, some produced by its history, literary, performing, and visual arts programs, and others by partnering with external organizations. Events take place at its 20-plus-acre campus, which includes a plaza, an art museum, a historically designated building, a library, and a genealogy center. The NHCC is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and is further supported by the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation.


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