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In Memoriam, Beth Moise Ph.D.
In Memoriam, Beth Moise Ph.D.

The Santa Fe Opera Board of Directors wishes to express their deep sympathy to the family and friends of Dr. Beth M. Moise at her passing on December 1, 2019 in Santa Fe, NM following a brief battle with cancer.

From the Director's Chair: John De Los Santos on "Sweet Potato Kicks the Sun"
From the Director's Chair: John De Los Santos on "Sweet Potato Kicks the Sun"

At this point in my career, it is an exceptionally unique day when I encounter a new score and libretto that leaves me equally fascinated and flabbergasted. Sweet Potato Kicks the Sun is itself an exceptionally unique piece in every aspect. I was fascinated by the staging demands put forth by composer Augusta Read Thomas and librettist Leslie Dunton-Downer, including the title character kicking the sun out of the sky within the opera’s first few minutes, the principal characters questing through a darkened world populated by strange animals, and a beatbox artist being incorporated into the principal cast...

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