Cher Public

“Bruh, dat saucisson is straight fire, tho”

Congratulations to Santa Fe Opera for finally penetrating the coveted youth market! Because we all know that if there is one thing kids really stan, it’s charcuterie tailgating! [Twitter]

To Wong Foo, Fangs for Everything

“I’m pleased to report that Santa Fe Opera has announced the premiere of my first large-scale artistic collaboration with John Corigliano. The opera The Lord of Cries, in which John’s astounding score sets a libretto in which I combine elements from The Bacchae of Euripides and Bram’s Stoker’s Dracula, will open in the summer of 2021, with the equally astounding Anthony Roth Costanzo in the title rôle,” writes Mark Adamo.

Ott and proud

“Baritone Jarrett Ott (bottom) in Philadelphia, with current boyfriend Adam Franklin (top) who is the Artistic Administrator at The Santa Fe Opera, for performances of Verdi’s La Traviata.” [Operafresh]

Gone in sixty seconds

Out of nowhere, Santa Fe Opera’s chief conductor Frédéric Chaslin has resigned his position. “According to Santa Fe Opera’s press release, he cited his concert and recording commitments with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (which he joined as music director beginning with the 2011-12 season) and his desire to spend more time composing as reasons for his decision.” [Santa Fe New Mexican]

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.

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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.

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You will, David, you will

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 direction by John Cox.

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