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WINTER TOUR

During the holiday season, our artists perform in local churches and auditoriums around the state.

This holiday season mezzo-soprano Sarah Coit and baritone Jorge Espino dazzle vocally while Wojciech Milewski serves as the music director.

2017 Holiday Concert Schedule
December 10, 7:00 PM  Anderson Museum, ROSWELL
December 12, 7:00 PM  Old San Ysidro Church, CORRALES
December 13, 7:00  PM Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, PLACITAS
December 15, 7:00 PM  Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis de Assisi, SANTA FE
December 17, 3:00 PM  St. John's Cathedral, ALBUQUERQUE

 

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SPRING TOUR

With stops in Colorado, New Mexico and Texas, we bring The Santa Fe Opera to you offering, free performances for children and free public concerts. Last season the The Santa Fe Opera featured Avastar, an original story in word and song which peers into the lives of Sara and Josh, who in the virtual world, as contestants Estrella and Supernova, have entered an on-line singing contest. 

Trinity

'Commissioned for The Santa Fe Opera’s 50th Anniversary'

This one-act opera is presented on the 75th Commemoration of the development of the atomic bomb. Trinity takes place in southern New Mexico in the present day and during World War II.

The story begins at Trinity Test Site, New Mexico, present day.  A teenage boy, Atom, is pushed into a room where an older woman already sits. He was caught trying to take a piece of Trinitite from the Trinity test site. He does not see the older woman, at first, and is muttering to himself. Unable to avoid listening to him the older woman interrupts his mutterings after hearing him mention the Trinitite.  She pulls from her vast bag, her own rock, a geode.

We are then transported to the past when the older woman, whose name we learn is Tessa, was also a teenager.  It is during WWII and Prisoners of War (POWs) have been transferred to New Mexico. Young Tessa meets Carlo, an Italian POW, and over time, they develop a friendship, as he introduces her to opera and his love of music. Together they discover that music provides solace when all hope appears gone. Returning to the present, the older Tessa now passes this message on to Atom.

Music:  John Kennedy
Libretto:  Andrea Fellows Walters
Stage Director:  Kathleen Clawson
 
Please check back for our 2018 Spring Tour schedule.

SUMMER CONCERTS

Offered in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and neighboring communities each summer. Each performance features Santa Fe Opera artists performing a wide-ranging repertory of vocal and chamber music. Most Summer Concerts are free, with no reservations necessary. Open seating begins 30 minutes before the concert.

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