211 N. Main Street

Las Cruces, NM 88001

The Rio Grande Theatre, originally built in 1926, is a restored  performing arts center in the heart of Downtown Las Cruces. It is the only operating 2-story adobe theater in the country and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Theatre is owned by the City of Las Cruces and operated by the Doña Ana Arts Council.

The Santa Fe Opera Spring Tour Show


at Rio Grande Theatre

Time: 7:00pm     Day: Friday     Doors: 6:30pm    
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The Santa Fe Opera Spring Tour Program will present  Avastar, an original work written especially for the tour by Pavitt and stage director Kathleen Clawson, to engage students in the world of opera using contemporary themes.

Avastar, a 35-minute piece, is an original story in word and song which peers into the lives of Sara and Josh, who in the virtual world, as contestants Estrella and Supernova, have entered an on-line singing contest. Who will win the competition?  And in doing so will they lose out on love?

This theatrical piece incorporates familiar musical works from opera, Broadway, and the world of popular music.  


Admission is free for this 45 minute performance. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance.