Show artwork for Wild

Digital Shorts: Gallup (Na'nízhoozhí)

Posted on: May 13, 2021

Premiering Friday, May 28th at 11:00 a.m. PT.

The scene is set: a beautiful New Mexico landscape in the city of Gallup. Two mystical beings emerge from the scenery, embarking on a journey through Gallup— Na'nízhoozhí in the Navajo language before melting back into the desert at nightfall.

Filmmaker Blackhorse Lowe's new Digital Short features a new musical score by Matthew Aucoin and poetry by Jake Skeets, a Navajo artist—like Lowe—who grew up in Gallup, a city known as the ceremonial capital of Native America. 

Experience this mystical Digital Short below when it premieres on Friday, May 28th at 11:00 a.m. PT.

Watch TV strip

If you prefer to watch this digital short on your Smart TV just follow one of these suggestions:

  • Connect your device to your TV with an HDMI cable
  • Watch from your Smart TV web browser: just enter
  • On Roku and AppleTV download the Youtube app and search for “LA Opera Gallup”
  • Mirror your smart device's screen to your TV by following these instructions: Apple or Android

LAO Relief Fund lock up

With your help, we can provide support for the hundreds of artists and staff whose work and livelihood have been impacted as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, and provide quality programming free of charge.

The power of opera stems from the fact that nearly every aspect of each and every production is lovingly created by hand, instrument or voice.

With a full orchestra and chorus, stagehands, singers, designers, costumers, technicians and more, each opera we produce employs 300-500 people.

The LA Opera Relief Fund provides much needed relief for those impacted by production cancellations and will help us continue to employ artists, and serve and support our community during this unprecedented time.

To give to the LA Opera Relief Fund CLICK HERE


Our exceptional box office staff would love to help you. You can reach them Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm at 213.972.8001 or at