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World Premiere of UnShakeable

The Santa Fe Opera presents UnShakeable, a new opera composed by Joseph Illick with libretto by Andrea Fellows Walters, in commemoration of the Shakespeare 400. Illick is General Director of Performance Santa Fe and Fellows Walters is the Director of Education and Community Engagement for The Santa Fe Opera.

Set in an abandoned theater in New Mexico 25 years in the future, UnShakeable tells the story of Wyatt and Meridian, Shakespearean actors and former lovers who have fallen victim to Erasure, a viral pandemic resulting in memory loss. Separated from Meridian at the start of the pandemic, Wyatt has been searching for his love ever since. Exploring themes of memory, connection, and the power of song, UnShakeable incorporates language from some of Shakespeare's iconic works to create a modern romantic comedy. Perfectly suited for audiences of all ages, UnShakeable premieres at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Santa Fe with a full chamber orchestra before hitting the road for the 22nd annual Spring Tour, presenting ten free performances throughout the region.

World Premiere Performances

Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm | Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm
The performance is one hour in length, a perfect occasion for families.

Scottish Rite Masonic Center
463 Paseo De Peralta
Santa Fe, NM

Tickets: $10 / For more information or reservations, please contact the box office at 505-986-5900 or 800-280-4654, Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm MST.

Composer: Joseph Illick
Librettist: Andrea Fellows Walters
Conductor: Wojciech Milewski
Dramaturg and Stage Director: Kathleen Clawson
Scenography and Costumes: Wilberth Gonzalez
Music Director: Kristin Ditlow

Meridian: Jacquelyn Stucker, soprano
Wyatt: Samuel Schultz, baritone
Wishing Star Chorus: Audience