In addition to our mainstage productions, the Opera is dedicated to offering diverse
and enriching programs throughout the Southwest.


Continuing Education

Prelude talks

Lively and informative talks are complimentary to ticket holders and are held in Stieren Orchestra Hall twice before most performances. The first talk is given two hours before the performance and the second is one hour before. For best availability and due to popularity, the first talk is recommended.

Prelude Talks are not offered on July 1, 2016, or before Apprentice Scenes performances (August 14 and 21, 2016).

Learn more about your night at the Opera.

vanessa film event

Saturday, July 9, 7:00 pm
Cinematheque at the Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe
Featuring James Robinson, Stage Director, Vanessa
A couple traveling across a war-ravaged Europe. A disintegrating marriage. A ballet dancer's scarred past. Her friend's psychological agony. Elliptically told in flashbacks and multiple narrative threads, Ingmar Bergman's THIRST shows people enslaved to memory and united in isolation. The film, considered by many to be Bergman's first masterpiece, served as a key reference point for The Santa Fe Opera's Vanessa, a world-premiere production. James Robinson will open the program with a slideshow exploring the visual and stylistic references for the production.

For more information, please contact the Cinematheque at the Center for Contemporary Arts.

chamber music concerts

Sunday, July 24 in Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Featuring the Del Sol String Quartet and soloists from the Apprentice Singer program
A musical portrait of composer Samuel Barber, presented in association with Chatter, "Music Worth Talking About"
10:30 am, Las Puertas, 1512 First St NW, Albuquerque
4:00 pm, Stieren Hall at The Santa Fe Opera 

The Santa Fe Opera Seminar

Sessions are being offered on The Santa Fe Opera campus; each session includes preferred seating to four Opera performances. Lodging is located in downtown Santa Fe with transportation provided to-and-from class sessions. Enrollment is limited.

2016 Seminar Dates:
August 1 - 5  Registration Form
August 8 - 12  Registration Form

For more information, email or call 505-946-2404.