Pueblo Opera Program
The 2023 Season marks the 50th anniversary of the Pueblo Opera Program (POP). Since 1973, more than 100,000 children and families from New Mexico’s 23 Sovereign Nations have attended the Santa Fe Opera. The Pueblo Opera Program thrives on the shared value and belief in the power of storytelling. It is led by an advisory council that includes many past participants and Tribal Elders from around the state. Over the years POP members have participated in Youth Nights, student-produced operas, fashion shows, and the historic offering of a corn dance before and during performances of Doctor Atomic in 2018. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of this unique program, the Pueblo Opera Cultural Council (POCC) is developing a documentary with indigenous filmmaker Beverly Singer to debut in July 2023.