Monday, October 10, 2022

"Zorro" at the National Hispanic Cultural Center - Albuquerque, NM

To create publicity photos for Opera Southwest's upcoming production of Zorro (October 23-30 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque), last week I photographed César Delgado, Mexican-born tenor who will sing the title role. Here's a sneak peek at a few of the photos:

I've read the libretto, and it looks like it will be an exciting performance.  Tickets are available here.

The NHCC, where Zorro will be presented, is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities through exhibitions, lectures, performing arts (such as Opera Southwest), and education.  The campus includes three theaters, an art museum, a library, an education center, a genealogy center, a restaurant, and a designated New Mexico historic building.

To take advantage of NHCC's beautiful architecture, we did the photo shoot there.  While I was waiting for César to get into costume, I wandered around the Center's theater building and made some images.

Beautiful carved doors:

A great hall, from one end . . .

                                                           . . . to the other:

Vaulted ceilings with unique light fixtures . . .

A contemporary style outdoor plaza . . .

Then I started seeing more abstract details -- textures and shapes:

Even deterioration can be beautiful:

If you would like to see these images in a larger format, please visit my photography website, Todos Juntos Photography, by clicking here.