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17 October 2017

National Opera Week 2017

National Opera Week 2017
The Young Voices of Santa Fe Opera Present Encounters with Opera

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Santa Fe, NM – Venues in Santa Fe and Albuquerque will be met with pop-up opera on Saturday, November 4, during the 2017 National Opera Week, a week-long celebration of opera that takes place in cities and town throughout the country. The Young Voices of Santa Fe Opera, the company’s training program for high school students directed by Kathleen Clawson, will perform various arias and choruses. The performances take place in spaces where opera is not typically found, engaging with audiences outside of the opera scene. National Opera Week, which runs October 27 - November 5, is coordinated by Opera America. A list of nation-wide activities can be found at

Watch a National Opera Week welcome video by local chairs Sandy and Sam Donaldson here.

Saturday, November 4
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, 1801 Mountain Rd NW , Albuquerque, NM 87104
In conjunction with the Wild Music Exhibit
Performances at 9:45am & 10:45am
Included with museum admission, which will be 50% off between 9am and 11am. 

Meow Wolf, 1352 Rufina Cir, Santa Fe, NM , 87507
Performances throughout the venue between 1:00pm and 3:00pm
Included with Meow Wolf admission.


The mission of The Santa Fe Opera is to advance the operatic art form by presenting ensemble performances of the highest quality in a unique setting with a varied repertory of new, rarely performed, and standard works; to ensure the excellence of opera’s future through apprentice programs for singers, technicians, and arts administrators; and to foster and enrich an understanding and appreciation of opera among a diverse public.