News Release

17 November 2017

Santa Fe Opera Presents Annual Winter Tour

Santa Fe Opera Presents Annual Winter Tour
Santa Fe Opera artists perform operas and carols in a series of free concerts throughout New Mexico

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Concert Schedule

Sunday, December 10, 3:00 pm, Anderson Museum, Roswell
Tuesday, December 12, 7:00 pm, Old San Ysidro Church, Corrales
Wednesday, December 13, 7:00 pm, Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, Placitas
Friday, December 15, 7:00 pm, Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis de Assisi, Santa Fe
Sunday, December 17, 3:00 pm, St. John’s Cathedral, Albuquerque

Admission is free and all are welcome. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Doors open a half hour before each performance. Just one hour long, the concert is a perfect opportunity for families to enjoy beautiful music during the busy holiday season.

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Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Opera cheer is headed to towns throughout New Mexico beginning December 10 for the Opera’s annual winter tour. Former apprentices Sarah Coit and Jorge Espino will be joined by pianist and music director Wojciech Milewski, performing operatic selections and carols.

Mezzo-soprano Sarah Coit was a Gerdine Young Artist with Opera Theatre of St. Louis where she covered Richard in the American Premiere of Handel’s Richard the Lionheart. She recently finished a two year term as a Resident Artist at Utah Opera where she also sang with the Utah Symphony and performed the roles of Mercédès in Carmen and Zerlina in Don Giovanni. As a member of the 2016 Apprentice Singer Program at Santa Fe Opera, she covered the role of Erika in Barber’s Vanessa. She was a 2017 National Semi-Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. This past summer she returned to Santa Fe as an Apprentice Singer where she sang the role of Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor and covered the role of Laurene Powell Jobs in the world premiere of Mason Bates’ The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs. This fall she makes her house and mainstage role debut as Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro with Michigan Opera Theatre.

Mexican baritone, Jorge Espino continues his professional studies at Curtis Institute of Music, singing the title role in Eugene Onegin for the 2017-2018 season. This past summer he performed Prince Afron in The Golden Cockerel at Santa Fe Opera, where he made his debut in the 2016 season as Sid in The Girl of the Golden West. He is a graduate from the Academy of Vocal Arts where his performances included Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Marco in Gianni Schicchi, Albert in Werther, Manfredo in L’amore dei tre re, Masetto in Don Giovanni, Wagner in Faust, Schaunard in La Bohème, Haly in L’italiana in Algeri, Lescaut in Manon and Yeletsky in Pique Dame.

The mission of 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.