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The Santa Fe Opera gratefully acknowledges Browne Family Vineyards, Diora Wines and Gruet Winery in partnership with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits for their generous sponsorship of Songs for the Future.




Photo of Joyce DiDonato by Simon Pauly; photo of Ruth Carter by Jaxon Photo Group.

Watch Songs for the Future, a special program benefitting the Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Programs

World-renowned mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and Academy Award-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter, both former Apprentices, hosted this online celebration which also includes performances and interviews with notable alumni.

We are thrilled to announce that Songs for the Future has already raised $100,000 for our Apprentice Programs. You can make a gift to Songs for the Future by clicking the Donate Now button and selecting ‘Songs for the Future‘ from the dropdown menu. Your gift is fully tax-deductible and will directly support the 2021 Apprentice Programs.

Since our founding in 1957, the Santa Fe Opera has been committed to advancing the careers of the next generation of operatic talent through our Apprentice Programs for Singers and Technicians. The Apprentice Programs provide the highest level of training and professional connections for the aspiring singers and technicians who represent the future of the art form.