News Release

15 June 2017

Opera Off-Stage

Santa Fe Opera’s 2017 Season Community Concerts  

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Santa Fe, NM—This summer, Santa Fe Opera brings concerts off the mainstage and into the community. Featuring members from the Opera’s esteemed apprentice singer program as well as principal artists, the concerts are performed throughout Santa Fe and Albuquerque, and include collaborations with fellow arts organizations. 

 

THE (R)EVOLUTION OF STEVE JOBS PREVIEW WITH CURRENTS NEW MEDIA
Saturday, June 24, 7 PM, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe

Presented in association with Currents New Media. Apprentice singer Jared Bybee will sing an excerpt from the opera accompanied by Santa Fe Opera Director of Music Staff and conductor Robert Tweten on the piano. This will be followed by a talk about this new work by Susanne Sheston, the Opera’s Chorus Master. The Currents New Media festival, a city-wide event that celebrates the work of new media artists throughout the month of June, is open to the public, with a suggested five dollar donation at the door. 

 

APPRENTICE COMMUNITY CONCERTS
Thursday, July 6, 6:15 PM, Four Seasons Rancho Encantado
Tuesday, July 18, 7:00 PM, Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
Thursday, July 20, 6:15 PM, Four Seasons Rancho Encantado
Wednesday, July 26, 6:30 PM, Santa Fe Plaza Bandstand
Sunday, July 30, 3:00 PM, Apprentice Concert at First Unitarian Church, Albuquerque

This series of concerts is free, no reservations required. Early arrival is recommended. These programs are typically 45 minutes long, and include a range of repertory, from favorite opera arias to musical theater and ensembles.

 

PERFORMANCE SANTA FE RECITALS
Sunday, August 4, 4:00 PM, Anna Christy in Concert with Performance Santa Fe, at United Church of Santa Fe
Sunday, August 20, 4:00 PM, Paula Murrihy in Concert with Performance Santa Fe, at United Church of Santa Fe

Santa Fe Opera artists Anna Christy and Paula Murrihy can also be seen with Performance Santa Fe in their series of afternoon recitals in August. Soprano Anna Christy sings Morgana in Handel’s Alcina, and will be accompanied by Joseph Illick during her recital with Performance Santa Fe. Mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy makes her company debut as Prince Orlovsky in select performances of Die Fledermaus, and performs Ruggiero in Alcina. She will be accompanied by Tanya Blaich in her recital. Tickets are available via Performance Santa Fe


TECH AND THE WEST CHAMBER CONCERT WITH MASON BATES
Sunday, July 16, 10:30 AM, Las Puertas, Albuquerque
Sunday, July 16, 4:00 PM, NM History Museum Auditorium, Santa Fe

Composer of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs Mason Bates performs with the Del Sol String Quartet in two chamber concerts. Presented in association with Tech and the West, a two year initiative presented as part of the upcoming world premiere of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs and the 2018 production of Doctor Atomic. Continuing the Opera’s commitment to engaging community and broadening the experience and understanding of opera, Tech and the West uses the themes of these productions as the baseline for an intellectual exploration through exhibits, concerts, and symposia. Tickets are $15. For the Albuquerque performance they are available via ChatterABQ, and tickets for the Santa Fe performance are available here through the Santa Fe Opera Box Office or by calling 505.986.5900 or 800.280.4654

 

 

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.
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