The Santa Fe Opera Celebrates National Opera Week
This year’s National Opera Week is being held on October 25 through November 3. Established by Opera America, the national advocacy organization for opera, is embracing hundreds of free activities that are being offered by organizations and individuals throughout North America to delight and engage opera fans old and new. Although The Santa Fe Opera is not in season at this time, its young ambassadors, Young Voices, will perform familiar American and Italian repertory —including “Va, Pensiero,” the famous chorus from Verdi’s opera, Nabucco— in select locations in Albuquerque.
Young Voices, a Santa Fe Opera program now in its seventh year, offers voice training and vocal experiences for high school students who auditioned for a position to participate. This year’s program has 15 young talented men and women. They will perform on Saturday, November 2 in recognition of National Opera Week at the following POP-UP locations:
10:00 am Old Town Plaza, Gazebo, Albuquerque
11:45 am University of New Mexico, Center for the Arts, Albuquerque
12:30 pm Presbyterian Hospital Downtown Lobby, Albuquerque
1:30 pm Kaseman Presbyterian Hospital, Albuquerque
2:30 pm Uptown Shopping Center at the Fountain, Albuquerque
4:00 pm Cottonwood Mall, Center Court, Albuquerque
5:00 pm Urban Hotdog Company, Albuquerque
Also in recognition of National Opera Week, The Santa Fe Opera and First Presbyterian Church, located on 208 Grant Street in Santa Fe, will offer “Opera Makes Sense,” a free program for families with children ages 3 to 5 — on Saturday, November 2. The program theme is “Adventure,” to register, contact FirstPresCDC@gmail.com
Both of these events are presentations of The Santa Fe Opera Education Department and Community Programs; Andrea Fellows Walters is the Director.
October 24, 2013
CONTACT: Joyce Idema, Cindy Layman at email@example.com
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