Concerts

Spring Tour | Summer Concerts | Winter Tour 


SPRING TOUR

With stops overs the years in Colorado, Texas, all over New Mexico, we bring The Santa Fe Opera to you with free public concerts and performances for children. This year The Santa Fe Opera announces performances of:

Trinity

'Commissioned for The Santa Fe Opera’s 50th Anniversary'
Music:  John Kennedy
Libretto:  Andrea Fellows Walters
Stage Director:  Kathleen Clawson
Music Director: Wojciech Milewski

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.


2018 Spring Tour Schedule

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Duane Smith Auditorium
1300 Diamond Drive
Los Alamos, NM 87544
6:00pm
Free to the Public

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
St. James Episcopal Church
208 Camino de Santiago
Taos, NM 87571
7:00pm
Free to the Public


Thursday, April 19, 2018
El Morro Theatre
207 W. Coal Avenue
Gallup, NM 87301
7:00pm
Free to the Public


Saturday, April 21, 2018
Trinity United Methodist Church
1001 Avenue D
Carrizozo, NM 88301
4:00pm
Free to the Public


Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Stage One, St. Pius X
5301 Saint Joseph’s Drive NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
6:30pm
Free to the Public


Friday, April 27, 2018
Macey Center, New Mexico Tech
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801
7:30pm
Free to the Public


Saturday, April 28, 2018
Ralph Edwards Civic Center
400 West 4th Street
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901 
6:00pm
Free to the Public


Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Good Samaritan Village Theatre
3025 Terrace Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88011
7:00pm
Free to the Public


Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts
1110 N New York Avenue
Alamogordo, NM 88310
7:00pm
Free to the Public


Friday, May 4, 2018
Shuler Theatre
131 North 2nd Street
Raton, NM 87740
7:00pm
Free to the Public


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.


2018 Summer Concerts Schedule
 

Thursday, July 19, 7:00 PM
Concert
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe

Thursday, July 26, 8:30 PM
Cabaret
Meow Wolf, Santa Fe
Sunday, July 29, 3:00 PM
Concert
First Unitarian Church, Albuquerque
 

WINTER TOUR

During the holiday season, our artists perform in local churches and auditoriums around the state. The Santa Fe Opera cheer will be headed to a town near you later this year.  Admission is free and all are welcome. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Doors open a half hour before each performance. Just one hour long, the concert is a perfect opportunity for families to enjoy beautiful music during the busy holiday season.

Please check back in Fall 2018 for the concert schedule.

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