Offered in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and neighboring communities each summer. Each performance features Santa Fe Opera apprentices 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.
2019 Summer Concerts Schedule
Thursday, July 25, 7:00 PM
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
Sunday, July, 28, 3:00 PM
First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque
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.
2019 Winter Tour schedule
Dates TBA — please check back.
With stops over the years in Colorado, Texas, and all over New Mexico, we bring The Santa Fe Opera to you with free public concerts and performances for children. This past spring The Santa Fe Opera presented the return of:
UnShakable is an 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 resulting in memory loss. Separated from Meridian at the start of the viral pandemic, 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.
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.
Spring Tour Information
Cost: Free to the Public
Duration: One act, 45 minutes in length
Composer: Joseph Illick
Librettist: Andrea Fellows Walters
Dramaturg and Stage Director: Kathleen Clawson
Music Director: Clinton Smith
Meridian: Adelaide Boedecker, soprano
Wyatt: Calvin Griffin, baritone
Wishing Star Chorus: Audience
Come discover the remarkable process on how an opera production comes together. Through our comprehensive, "behind-the-scenes" tour program.