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


Youth Programs

The Santa Fe Opera offers a comprehensive program of activities for young people throughout the state of New Mexico. Some, such as Youth Nights at the Opera, go back to our very first season; others, such as Young Voices are recent additions with more new projects under development.

  • opera for all ages 

    Special performances operas created by The Santa Fe Opera to address in a light-hearted manner, questions about Opera.

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    True North, 2014
  • 2014 Family Nights

    FAMILY nights 

    Coming to the Opera are Family Nights which are more affordable for all!

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  • Youth Nights at the Opera

    youth nights at the opera

    Special groups attend final dress rehearsals of select mainstage productions during each season.

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  • Opera Makes Sense

    Opera Makes Sense

    Pre-school children explore the elements of opera through activities
    that engage each of their five senses.

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  • Young Voices Program


    This is an audition-based mastery program for high school students. Participants receive complimentary training by The Santa Fe Opera staff with the program culminating in a public recital performance. 


    Please click here for 2016-17 audition information.


    Please click here for the 2016-17 audition application.

  • Young Technicians at The Santa Fe Opera

    Young Technicians

     This is an application-based program designed to introduce a select group of high school students to the process used by creative teams to take a script/libretto from page to stage. This two-year experience acquaints students with collaboration, communication and teamwork.  

    For more information, please click here for the 2016 Program Application.


    Please click here for the Drawing and Rendering class application happening in February and March, 2016

  • ALTO (Active Learning Through Opera) Program


    Students make meaningful connections between an academic topic and an element of opera. read more

  • 2014 POP (Pueblo Opera Program)

    Pueblo Opera Program

    Children, adults, and tribal elders from New Mexico's 21 pueblos and reservations take part in this award-winning project.

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  • 2013 Opera Storyteller's Camp

    Opera Storytellers Summer Camp

    New!! Opera Storytellers Summer Camp, a camp designed by kids for kids. read more