Empty chairs Empty chairs

The fourth production of Santa Fe Opera’s 66th Festival Season that opened on Saturday June 22 offered a multitude of firsts.

on July 31, 2023 at 11:00 AM
Eventide Eventide

David Alden’s acclaimed production of Leos Janácek’s Jenufa was mounted for its final performance of the season during the evening that I experienced my first opera at Santa Fe.

on August 19, 2019 at 11:12 AM
“Bruh, dat saucisson is straight fire, tho” “Bruh, dat saucisson is straight fire, tho”

If there is one thing kids really stan, it’s charcuterie tailgating!

on May 23, 2019 at 11:41 AM
To Wong Foo, Fangs for Everything To Wong Foo, Fangs for Everything

“The opera The Lord of Cries. . . . with the equally astounding Anthony Roth Costanzo.”

on May 08, 2019 at 3:39 PM
Ott and proud Ott and proud

“Baritone Jarrett Ott (bottom) in Philadelphia, with current boyfriend Adam Franklin (top)…”

on January 31, 2016 at 7:55 PM
Gone in sixty seconds Gone in sixty seconds

Out of nowhere, Santa Fe Opera’s chief conductor Frédéric Chaslin has resigned his position.

on August 29, 2012 at 10:04 AM
Desert fox Desert fox

Karol Szymanowski’s 1926 King Roger was the sleeper hit of SFO’s season, not so much for its weird, mystical theme and feeble libretto but because the music is powerfully effective.

on August 17, 2012 at 8:31 PM
The desert song The desert song

You Parterrestrials know all about Santa Fe Opera’s amazing mountain setting and open-sided theater affording breathtaking sunsets, weather-related drama and–when the back stage wall is opened–starry backdrops, but it was my first visit, so indulge me a little.

on August 17, 2012 at 4:07 PM

La Cieca hears that parterre fave David Daniels will get all eponymous and stuff for a world premiere opera entitled Oscar, based on the life of Oscar Wilde, for Santa Fe Opera in 2013, with Opera Company of Philadelphia to follow.  The work is to boast music by Theodore Morrison and a libretto and stage…

on August 10, 2011 at 11:50 AM