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    Santa Fe Opera Celebrates National Opera Week



    October 25 through November 3 is National Opera Week.  Established by OPERA America, the national advocacy organization for the nation’s many opera companies, activities in communities put the spotlight on the wonderful and wondrous world of opera.  Although The Santa Fe Opera is not in season, its young ambassadors, Young Voices, will POP-UP all over Albuquerque Saturday, November 2 to entertain the public.  There will be selections from familiar American and Italian repertory, and all together they will sing, “Va Pensiero,” the famous chorus from Verdi’s opera Nabucco

    Young Voices, now in its seventh year, provides voice training and experiences for high school students who audition for the opportunity to participate. This year there are 15 young men and women.  They will POP-UP at the following 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

    “Opera Makes Sense.”  In Santa Fe, the Opera and First Presbyterian Church will offer a free program for families with children ages 3 to 5 with interactive activities that involve both parents and children. The session will take place on November 2 from 9:30 – 11:30 AM at the Church, 208 Grant Street.  This year’s theme is “Adventure.” To register, FirstPresCDC@gmail.com

    Both activities are presentations of The Santa Fe Opera Education and Community Programs, Andrea Fellows Walters is Director.

    October 24, 2013

    CONTACT:  Joyce Idema, Cindy Layman                                                                                 press@santafeopera.org

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