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We offer a variety of learning opportunities for adults throughout the year. These include introductory spotlights, psychological insights and in-depth seminars during our season.

Pre-Performance Talks

Pre-performance talks are a road map for your evening’s performance. Check back with us at a later time regarding talks for our 2022 Season.

Prelude Talk: The Marriage of Figaro

Another Look: The Marriage of Figaro

Prelude Talk: The Lord of Cries

Another Look: The Lord of Cries

Prelude Talk: Eugene Onegin

Another Look: Eugene Onegin

Prelude Talk: Midsummer Night's Dream

Another Look: Midsummer Night's Dream

Pre-Performance Talk Presenters

Consider the Source

Conversations & Seminars

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Presenter - Jennifer Rhodes

The Santa Fe Opera is pleased to present the digital offering of Consider the Source Conversations and Seminars. Led by the incomparable Jennifer Rhodes, the series will be based on the source material for Santa Fe Opera’s 2021 Festival Season. Each month Dr. Rhodes and her guests will explore how the text source of each opera has influenced that production’s creation, including its concept, designs, role interpretations and more. Registrants can choose to participate in the Consider the Source Conversations, Seminars, or both.

Dr. Jennifer Rhodes Bio

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Season Seminar

Drama, Music and Meaning in Opera

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Presenter - Jennifer Rhodes

Join us for a guided journey into masterworks of the operatic tradition presented with unmatched artistic excellence. The Santa Fe Opera offers two separate weekly seminars, with lectures and discussions centered on our 2021 Season. Participants will learn about and discuss the season’s four operas, including their composers, plots, musical characteristics and interpretations. Hosted by Dr. Jennifer Rhodes, the seminars will be held online and are designed for those new to opera as well as frequent opera patrons.

Dr. Jennifer Rhodes Bio

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Opera InSight

The Santa Fe Opera launches virtual Opera InSight: Looking for Love

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Presenter - Dr. Don Fineberg

Looking for love in all the right places? The Santa Fe Opera’s 2021 Festival Season spotlights the many faces of love. Of course, our operas have romance and passion, but they also have magic, mystery, mythology and madcap at their heart. The four operas presented are Mozart’s fan-favorite The Marriage of Figaro, the world premiere of John Corigliano and Mark Adamo’s The Lord of Cries, Tchaikovsky’s lush Eugene Onegin, and Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream based on Shakespeare’s masterpiece of the same name. Each opera illuminates a different aspect of love.

Dr. Don Fineberg Bio

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I wouldn’t miss this experience again for any reason, but death, severe illness or financial ruin!

Seminar Participant

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For more information, contact:

Alvaro Quintanar
Audience Engagement Manager