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Time’s Up Opera: a panel discussion                    

August 6, 5:30 PM (50 minutes plus Q&A)
$5 suggested donation

the Center for Contemporary Arts
1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Of the 100 busiest conductors in classical music, only four are female. A list of the 150 classical composers whose work is most often performed includes only one woman (that’s Sofia Gubaidaulina). The opera canon is nearly entirely told from a male perspective; women comprise approximately 35% of soloists. How do these gender imbalances impact what we see on stage? This panel, featuring Julia Bullock (Kitty Oppenheimer, Doctor Atomic), Chelsea Antrim Dennis (Santa Fe Opera Production Stage Manager), stage director Mo Zhou (winner, 2013 OPERA America Robert L.B.Tobin Director-Designers Showcase)and moderator Dr. Jennifer Rhodes (Santa Fe Opera seminar presenter) and introduced by Peter Sellarsdiscuss the challenges and potentials of this transformative cultural moment. How can we begin to counteract opera's omissions and misrepresentations of the past 400 years, and embrace powerful emerging voices? 

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Sing Faster: The Stagehands' Ring Cycle                   
PLus Meet director Jon Else in person

August 6, 7:15 PM

SANTA FE, NM 87505               

$5 Tickets at CCA

“A world I never tire of visiting, and my idea of a documentary good time … a love poem to craft.” –Documentary Magazine
With its four operas and 17-hour running time, staging Wagner's Ring Cycle is a daunting undertaking for any opera company. This classic behind-the-scenes film by Emmy-winning director Jon Else (WONDERS ARE MANY) goes backstage at the San Francisco Opera to capture this rare event from a unique perspective: the stagehands' point of view. From Rhinemaidens, Valkyries and giant dragons, to poker games and smoke machines, these behind-the-scenes stars lead us through their own version of the operatic spectacle. 

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Secret & Scenic: Oppenheimer's Los Alamos

JULY 27 & AUGUST 2, 2018

Add to your Santa Fe Opera experience with a guided visit to Los Alamos, the home of the Manhattan Project, plus dinner before the show! Presented by the Los Alamos Historical Society. 

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This programming is planned in association with several of the organizations that contribute to the diversity of New Mexico's thinkers: Cinematheque at the Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe, Creative Santa Fe, the Lensic Performing Arts Center, the Los Alamos Historical Society, the New Mexico History Museum, the Santa Fe Institute, the School for Advanced Research, and the Thoma Foundation.