Health and Safety
Supporting the Safety, Health and Artistry of our 2023 Season
We are committed to the health and safety of our community. As our 2023 Season progresses, we will update this page, so you know what to expect when visiting the opera.
Health and Safety: Audience Participation Required!
Masks – Masks are available for anyone who would like to wear one while attending the opera. Patrons who wish to continue to wear masks are welcome and encouraged to do so. We ask that all audience members be respectful of each other’s choices.
Cleaning & Hygiene – We encourage patrons, staff and artists frequently wash their hands. Hand sanitizer dispensers are located throughout campus for your convenience.
Health Self-Checks – If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend a performance. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please call the Box Office prior to your performance to discuss your ticket options. We will work with patrons on a case-by-case basis.
Respect – For the health and safety of everyone, any visitors who are disrespectful or discourteous to other guests, staff or volunteers may be asked to leave.
Ensuring Your Safety
No-Contact Infrastructure is utilized in as many areas as possible to reduce transmission of the virus,
- Scanned entry
- No contact payment platforms where payments occur
- Use of digital communication platforms where possible
- Restrooms with touchless fixtures, including faucets, soap and paper towel dispensers
- Hand sanitizer stations conveniently located for use throughout campus
Ventilation at the Santa Fe Opera benefits greatly from our primarily open-air venue. Interior spaces supporting the venue have been reviewed and will continue to be monitored to ensure that sufficient ventilation is being provided relative to the maximum potential occupancy at any given point in time.
NOTE: This policy is subject to change at any time. Please check back for our current policy before your scheduled performance date.
Wildfire Smoke Monitoring
At the opera, we are continually monitoring the current wildfire situation and air quality at the theater. Should smoke levels in the air become unhealthy or unsafe, our rehearsal and performance plans will be adjusted to protect the well-being of patrons, artists and staff. If wildfires or wildfire smoke reach a level of severity that will impact your visit to the Santa Fe Opera, we will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your ticket options.
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