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The Santa Fe Opera's Annual Spring Tour presents "UnShakeable" throughout April & May

Santa Fe Opera artists perform free concerts across the region

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Free Public Concerts Schedule

Albuquerque

Friday, April 26, 7:00 PM

Las Puertas Event Center

1512 1st Street NW

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Santa Fe

Saturday, April 27, 3:00 PM

SITE Santa Fe

1606 Paseo De Peralta

Santa Fe, NM 87501

Taos

Monday, April 29, 7:00 PM

St. James Episcopal Church

208 Camino de Santiago

Taos, NM 87571

Raton

Tuesday, April 30, 7:00 PM

Shuler Theater

131 N 2nd Street

Raton, NM 87740

Los Alamos

Sunday, May 5, 7:30 PM

Fuller Lodge Art Center

2132 Central Avenue

Los Alamos, NM 87544

Socorro

Thursday, May 9, 7:30 PM

Macey Center

801 Leroy Place

Socorro, NM 87801

Las Cruces

Friday, May 10, 7:00 PM

Doña Ana Arts and Cultural Center

1740 Calle de Mercado, Suites B & D

Las Cruces, NM 88005

El Paso

Saturday, May 11, 2:30 PM

Woman’s Club of El Paso

1400 N. Mesa Street

El Paso,  TX 79902

 

In Brief

The Santa Fe Opera presents UnShakeable, a light-hearted opera composed by Joseph Illick with libretto by Andrea Fellows Walters. Follow Meridian and Wyatt on a star-crossed journey as they find their way back to each other. Admission is free and all are welcome. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Doors open a half hour before each performance. UnShakeable is sung in English and will run in one act, 45 minutes in length.

The Santa Fe Opera's dress rehearsal of UnShakeable at The Scottish Rite Temple in Santa Fe. Jacquelyn Stucker, soprano. Samuel Schultz, baritone. Photo credit: Kate Russell

Santa Fe, NM — The Santa Fe Opera’s 25th Annual Spring Tour kicks off this month in a series of free public concerts and school performances across the region. Former Santa Fe Opera Apprentices Adelaide Boedecker (soprano) and Calvin Griffin (baritone) perform UnShakeable, a one-act opera composed by conductor Joseph Illick with a libretto by Andrea Fellows Walters, the Opera’s Director of Community Engagement. Set in an abandoned theater in New Mexico 25 years in the future, UnShakeable is the story of Wyatt and Meridian, Shakespearean actors and former lovers who have varying degrees of memory loss due to Erasure, a viral pandemic. Separated from Meridian at the beginning of the outbreak, Wyatt has been searching for his love ever since. Exploring themes of memory, connection, and the power of story, UnShakeable incorporates language from some of Shakespeare’s iconic works to create a modern romance.

Kathleen Clawson, Associate Director of the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Singer Program and Director of The Young Voices of The Santa Fe Opera, is the Stage Director and Dramaturg. Conductor Clinton Smith serves as Music Director. UnShakeable premiered in April 2016 with sold-out performances.

The commission and production of UnShakeable was made possible by a deeply appreciated grant from the Melville Hankins Family Foundation.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Doors open a half hour before each performance. UnShakeable is sung in English and will run in one act, 45 minutes in length.

UnShakeable

Eight Public Performances — April 26, 27, 29, 30; May 5, 9, 10 & 11, 2019

Sung in English

A Santa Fe Opera Commission and Production

made possible by a deeply appreciated grant from the Melville Hankins Family Foundation

 

Creative Team

Composer Joseph Illick

Librettist Andrea Fellows Waters

Dramaturg and Stage Director Kathleen Clawson

Music Director Clinton Smith

Cast

Meridian Adelaide Boedecker soprano

Wyatt Calvin Griffin baritone

Wishing Star Chorus Audience

The Melville Hankins Family Foundation is the Principal Education Sponsor of The Santa Fe Opera

The Melville Hankins Family Foundation logo

The 2019 Spring Tour is supported, in part, by Thornburg Investment Management

Thornburg Investment Management logo

The mission of The Santa Fe Opera is to advance the operatic art form by presenting ensemble performances of the highest quality in a unique setting with a varied repertory of new, rarely performed, and standard works; to ensure the excellence of opera’s future through apprentice programs for singers, technicians, and arts administrators; and to foster an understanding and appreciation of opera among a diverse public.