Opening Weekend Celebration

Enjoy all that The Santa Fe Opera has to offer with a truly immersive opera experience

Join us for a weekend that takes you from world class performances, to exclusive parties, to a private backstage tour. Meet the stars, enjoy distinctive cuisine, and take in landscapes so breathtaking that they rival the artistry on stage. Come celebrate with us, and explore the city and the opera company that have become synonymous.


Tickets are $1,500 per person and include all events and performance tickets.

FULL Schedule

FRIDAY, JUne 29

OPENING NIGHT DINNER, 5:15 pm
Please join us on the scenic opera grounds for a formal dinner celebrating the creative team of Candide. We begin the evening with a festive cocktail hour, followed by a three-course meal curated by The Four Seasons.

O’Shaughnessy Hall – Black Tie

 

Opening Night Performance of Bernstein’s Candide, 8:30 pm 
Starring Brenda Rae, Alek Shrader, Kevin Burdette, and Helene Schneiderman; Directed by Laurent Pelly.

The Crosby Theatre – black tie
 


SATURDAY, JUNE 30

VIP Backstage Tour & Lunch, 11:00 am
Discover our state-of-the-art production facilities with a behind-the-scenes tour, and take a ride on our scenery lift to the opera’s underground storage facilities for a catered backstage lunch.

The Crosby Theatre – Casual Dress
 

PRIVATE HOME DINNER, 5:15 PM
Meet new friends, reconnect with familiar faces, and experience some of Santa Fe’s most impressive homes at a private dinner prior to the opening night performance of Madame Butterfly. Your host and location will be revealed at Friday’s Opening Night Dinner. 

Locations to be announced – Black Tie or Festive Attire
 

Opening Night Performance of PUccini’s Madame Butterfly, 8:30 pm
Starring Kelly Kaduce, A.J. Glueckert, Megan Marino, Nicholas Pallesen, and Matthew DiBattista.  

THE CROSBY THEATRE – BLACK TIE
 


SUNDAY, JULY 1

FINALE BRUNCH, 11:30 AM
Join the 2018 Season artists for a leisurely brunch in a lush garden setting in the heart of old Santa Fe.

Matteucci Galleries – Casual Dress
 


For more information, or to receive a printed invitation, email jbaxter@santafeopera.org or call 505-986-5903.