2 to 3 pm ET
José Mongelós in Ñomongetá at the National Museum of the American Indian. (Image: Roey Yohai Studios)
Ñomongetá: A Guaraní Opera
Watch the U.S. premiere of Diego Sánchez Haase's solo opera reflecting on the Spanish conquest of Paraguay.
On September 18 at 2 p.m. we will host this concert in person in New York, and tickets are free and available at the door.
On September 24 at 2 p.m. we will host this concert in person in Washington, and tickets are free and available at the door.
Video of the performance will be available on this page at a later date.
Music of the Americas, in collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian and Opera Hispánica presents the U.S. premiere of Diego Sánchez Haase’s Ñomongeta (Conversation), the first opera in Guaraní. The opera, for the solo tenor who accompanies himself on Indigenous musical instruments, describes an imaginary conversation between the protagonist and Christopher Columbus on the effects of colonization. Performed by the Paraguayan tenor Jose Mongelós, this new production by Chía Patiño opens at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York on September 18 and travels to Washington DC on September 24.
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The MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas concert series is made possible by the generous support of Presenting Sponsor MetLife Foundation. The Fall 2022 Music program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and by the Howard Gilman Foundation.
Additional support comes from the Association of Performing Arts Professionals’ ArtsForward program, made possible through support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New Music USA’s Organizational Development Fund in 2022-23, the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and The Amphion Foundation, Inc.