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The Santa Fe Opera Unveils 2021 Season Poster

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The Santa Fe Opera Unveils 2021 Season Poster Featuring Artwork by Iconic American Artist Ed Ruscha

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Santa Fe, NM — The Santa Fe Opera’s 2021 Reopening Season poster was unveiled today by General Director Robert K. Meya. Featured is Oranges, Peaches, Pears, Apples, Grapes, You Name It by the iconic American artist Ed Ruscha, whose career spans six decades in varying mediums including painting, printmaking, drawing, photography and film. Ruscha’s work is often associated with the Pop Art movement and the incorporation of text — seen here as an Edenic promise in the transition of dark ridge-line to fiery sky. Said Meya, “The piece depicts a stunning sunset scene, one we are so fortunate to be familiar with here in New Mexico.

2021 Reopening Season poster for theSanta Fe Opera

The artwork is part of the artist’s “Grand Horizontals” series featuring pieces measuring up to thirteen feet in length. The 2021 Reopening Season poster has been created in large and standard size formats and will be available for sale beginning July 10 at 5 pm at the Opera Shop and online at Opera Shop.

The Santa Fe Opera extends its deepest thanks to Mr. Ruscha and Mary Dean, as well as to friends Jackie and Irving Blum for helping to realize the 2021 Reopening Season Poster.

Oranges, Peaches, Pears, Apples, Grapes, You Name It, Ed Ruscha, 1977
Oil on Canvas 22 in. x 80 in. (59.5 cm x 203.2 cm)
From the “Grand Horizontals” series
Collection of Helen N. Lewis and the late Marvin B. Meyer
Poster made possible by Jackie and Irving Blum
Please note the following dimensions:
Horizontal poster (pictured above) is 42 inches x 32 inches; price $150.00
Vertical poster is 22 inches x 30 inches; price $35.00


About The Santa Fe Opera
The Santa Fe Opera annually draws 85,000 people from New Mexico and around the globe. Nestled atop a mountain vista in northern New Mexico, the company’s iconic Crosby Theatre is open on three sides, allowing visitors to enjoy performances complemented by the elements. Since 1957 the company has presented over 2,000 performances of 175 operas by 89 composers spanning five centuries of opera, creating a legacy of 45 American premieres and 16 world premieres.

PRINCIPAL REOPENING SPONSOR
The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston

REOPENING CONSORTIUM
Susan & Philip Marineau
Jacqueline B. Mars
Debra Turner

SIMULCAST SPONSORS
Brooke Suzanne Gray
James V. & Dana Pope Manning
Gene & Jean Stark

REOPENING PARTNERS
AXCES Research & Health
CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center
Production Safe Zone


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.