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A Disruptive Futures Dialogue

Presented in association with Creative Santa Fe

Sunday, July 8 – 3:00 PM 

Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 W San Francisco St,
Santa Fe, NM 87501

A conversation with Doctor Atomic Librettist and Director Peter Sellars moderated by Sam Donaldson.

Tickets: $5 General Admission may purchased via the Lensic Box Office

Opera InSight: “The Goldilocks Principle” – Tools for Applied Dialectics – Getting it ‘Just Right’

July 19 6:00-8:00 PM
July 20 9:00 AM – performance of Madame Butterfly
July 21 9:00 AM – performance of The Italian Girl in Algiers
July 22 9:00-11:00 AM

SIAP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
SIAP maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

Building upon the success of previous seasons Opera InSight 2018 expands to a weekend seminar for psychologists and the psychologically-minded and is now offered with 12 CEU credits. This new area of performance psychology utilizes music, the libretto, staging, and the director’s interpretation of the opera. This summer the program examines the balance in personal and relational identity in two of the season’s offerings: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Rossini’s The Italian Girl in Algiers. We experience the passion and spectacle of opera while learning about ourselves. Opera InSight seminars will enhance any clinician’s ability to help their patients and all seminar participants will enhance their capacity to empathize and relate better to the people in their lives.

Don Fineberg has 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. Topics included the role of time—a present that incorporates a remembered past and an anticipated future—the ethics of relationships, and the nature of love. In 2016 he introduced Opera InSight that this year returns in an expanded format. In addition to joining the team of Preview Dinner presenters, he again this summer co-leads one of the Opera Seminars.

All Opera InSight events take place at The Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87506.

See the full course schedule   - or - Register (coming soon)

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


Film: Wonders are Many

Thursday, July 12, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

A film by Jon Else
Introduction: Peter Sellars

Drawing upon recently declassified documents, archival footage and behind-the-scenes interviews, Wonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic chronicles the creation of the monumental opera based on the mysterious and paradoxical “father of the atomic bomb,” Dr. Robert Oppenheimer, as his team prepares to detonate the world’s first atomic weapon. 

Tickets purchased separately via the CCA Cinematheque 

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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.

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Doctor Atomic

Could there be a more perfect fusion of opera and venue than Doctor Atomic at The Santa Fe Opera? First performed in 2005, Doctor Atomic reunited composer John Adams with librettist/stage director Peter Sellars, whose earlier collaborations include Nixon in China and The Death of Klinghoffer. This new production, staged by Sellars, also marks the first John Adams work to be performed by The Santa Fe Opera.

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