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Backstage Tours

Come discover how an opera production comes together. On our “behind-the-scenes” tour, you will explore many of our production and front-of-house areas. Tours for the 2018 season are offered once daily at 9:00 am, Monday through Friday: May 28, through August 24, 2018.

1 hour. Meet at the Box Office. 

$10 for adults, $8 for seniors and free for children and young adults up to age 22. 
Comfortable dress and footwear are recommended.

Reservations are not required.

Ranch Tours

An extended tour of the grounds known as the “Opera Ranch,” meets at the Box Office at 10:00am on the following Fridays: June 29, July 27, and August 24 in 2018 and includes a “Meet the Artists” presentation by one of our apprentice singers.  The Ranch Tour is $10.

Reservations are not required. 

Opera Insider Days

A free event hosted by The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera on Saturdays (June 2 – August 24, 2018). At 8:30 am, join us for coffee, juice and pastries followed by a lively talk about a particular area or opera-related craft from an opera insider, and concluding with a tour of the backstage. For those attending with children, ask about our scavenger hunt. 

Reservations are not required.

Prelude Talks

Your road map for that evening’s performance, these talks are complementary to ticket holders and are held in Stieren Orchestra Hall twice before most performances. The first talk is given two hours before the performance and the second is one hour before. For best availability and due to popularity, the first talk is recommended.

Prelude Talks are not offered on June 29, 2018, or before Apprentice Scenes.

+View Speaker Schedule  (coming soon for 2018)

Opera Shop
Take a piece of The Santa Fe Opera home with you! From practical to whimsical, you'll find gifts for all ages and in all price ranges. Throughout the season, our Opera Shop also hosts a number of artist signings, giving you the chance to meet your favorite singers in person. 


*Hours (May 28 – August 25, 2018)

Monday–Saturday         10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Performance Evenings     10:00 am – through intermission and post-performance 

*The facilities are closed during our off-season (September - May). However, the Opera Shop remains open by appointment. If you wish to make an appointment or a purchase please contact the Opera Shop directly at shop@santafeopera.org or 505-986-5949.

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Family nights

Family Nights makes coming to the opera a more accessible experience for all, and provides an incredible opportunity for families to purchase tickets that would normally cost $100 or more.

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