Santa Fe Opera Seminars

Opera Insight Virtual Webinar | 2021 Season Seminar 

Opera Insight Virtual Webinar 

The Santa Fe Opera launches Virtual Opera InSight: On Being Human onto the Webinar scene

Opera InSight views opera as a window to the human experience. As such, opera is an undeniably psychological art form. This program, divided into five half-hour episodes with Q and A, explores how opera integrates its music, narrative and spectacle and immerses us in the range of emotions from thoroughly amused to profoundly moved. Opera InSight is an adventure for the newly opera curious as well as the experienced opera enthusiast as it focuses on opera classics as well as new works.

Presenter: Dr. Don Fineberg
When: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2020 at 2:00 PM MT
Price: $10/session or $35/package
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Webinar 1:  Now is a Good Time for Opera featuring Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro
Webinar 2: What a Difference a Day Makes featuring Puccini’s Tosca
Webinar 3: Unfortunate Circumstances featuring Verdi’s La Traviata
Webinar 4: Driven to Murderous Madness featuring Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor
Webinar 5: Trauma and Healing featuring Laura Kaminsky and Kimberly Reed’s Hometown to the World


For questions, email or call 505-946-2423.

About Presenter Don Fineberg

Presenter Don Fineberg launches our webinar program at the Santa Fe Opera this year. He has been a presenter and seminar leader for the past 16 years. Most recently at the preview dinners and the Opera Insight seminar.

He practiced psychiatry in Santa Fe since 1978 and since 1990 has consulted and taught English and psychology at Santa Fe Prep. He lectures on a variety of topics related to clinical practice, education, and the arts, especially opera. Over 20 years he developed a following for Opera and Psychology, seminars inspired by one of the operas from The Santa Fe Opera’s festival season.

2021 Season seminar

Drama, Music, and Meaning in Opera

Join us for a guided journey into masterworks of the operatic tradition presented as only the Santa Fe Opera can with unmatched artistic excellence in a unique outdoor setting. Participants will learn about and discuss the 2021 operas, their composers, plots, musical characteristics and performances.

Each Seminar will offer both a backstage tour and an opera grounds tour as a part of the week’s activities.  These seminars are for those new to opera as well as those who have participated before.

2021 Season Seminar dates are TBA — please check back in the Spring of 2021 for more information. 

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