spotlight series with oliver prezant
Saturday mornings in Albuquerque at the Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain Rd NW, (May 4, 11, 18, 25) and in Santa Fe at Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo, (June 1, 8, 15, 22), from 10-11:30am. Each Saturday morning talk will focus on an important theme in opera and will include previews of productions from our 2013 Season. Pick and choose, or come for the whole series. Admission is FREE.
First Saturday: Gateway to Romanticism (Rossini's La Donna del Lago)
Second Saturday: The Music of Character (Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro)
Third Saturday: Isn't it Grand? (Offenbach's The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein)
Fourth Saturday: Opera as Biography (Verdi's La Traviata and Theo Morrison's Oscar)
Oliver Prezant is a popular lecturer for the Santa Fe Opera, the Music Director of the Santa Fe Community Orchestra, and the Artistic Advisor to the ArtWorks program, which provides arts education programs for public school students and teachers. His unique presentations have helped thousands of music lovers deepen their enjoyment and understanding of music.
symposium - oscar wilde: celebrity or notoriety?
July 25 - 28, 2013: Explore the rich world of Oscar Wilde in honor of the world premiere of Theodore Morrison's Oscar. Highlights of the symposium include a keynote address by Merlin Holland, author and the only grandchild of Oscar Wilde; a presentation of scholarly papers; a creative team panel discussion; and a staged reading of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moises Kaufman, presented by Santa Fe REP.
For more information, click here. To register, click here.
The Santa Fe Opera Seminar
The Opera is offering two sessions, led by Dr. Mary Kime, which will be conducted on The Santa Fe Opera campus. Lodging in downtown Santa Fe with transportation provided to-and-from class sessions. Sessions include preferred seating to four Opera performances. Enrollment is limited. For more information or to register, contact Alvaro Quintanar at 505-946-2404.
Session 1: July 30 - August 3, 2013
Performances: The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein, Oscar, La Traviata and The Marriage of Figaro
Optional Opera: La Donna del Lago
Session 2: August 6 - 10, 2013 SOLD OUT! Waiting list only.
Performances: La Donna del Lago, The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein, Oscar and La Traviata
Optional Opera: The Marriage of Figaro
Click here for registration form and pricing information.
Lively and informative talks are offered 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. Prelude Talks are free to ticket holders. For best availability, we suggest the first talk. Prelude Talks are not offered Opening Weekend or on Apprentice Scenes performance evenings. Learn more about your night at the Opera.
Season Preview Radio Broadcasts
The Opera has a series of programming on Classical KHFM (95.5 in central New Mexico or 102.9 for the northern region). Each program includes musical selections and behind-the-scenes stories on productions. The broadcasts may be heard anywhere in the country through live streaming audio at www.ClassicalKHFM.com. The following programs air each Saturday at 11 am, MDT: Check back soon!
KSFR 101.1 Radio Cafe
Desiree Mays will offer season previews with radio host, Mary Charlotte, on five Mondays 8:10am to 9:00am:
Monday, May 27, The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein
Monday, June 3, La Donna del Lago
Monday, June 10, Oscar
Monday, June 17, La Traviata
Monday, June 24, The Marriage of Figaro