Opera Dining

Add to your experience with a variety of pre-Opera Dinners and Events!

Preview Dinners

Enjoy an opera-themed buffet dinner, including wine, at our open-air cantina on the beautifully landscaped grounds. A speaker will offer a brief introduction to the evening's opera during dessert. At $70 a person, a Preview Dinner is a great way to kick off your night at the Opera.

*July 4 - August 1 at 6:00 pm; August 3 - August 29, 2020 at 5:30 pm.
*All dinners prior to Tristan und Isolde begin at 5:30 pm.

Please note: Preview dinners are canceled due to the pandemic.
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TailgatE Picnics

Experience the fun of this Santa Fe Opera tradition! You are welcome to bring your own or enjoy one of our delicious Tailgate Picnics. Choose from a range of Sampler Tailgate Boxes and full Dinner Tailgate Boxes.

Tailgate Picnics must be ordered at least 48 hours in advance and are available for pick-up starting 2 hours before the performance at the Vladem Kiosk located on the Twomey Terrace adjacent to the Box Office. The Sampler Tailgate Box is $19 and Dinner Tailgate Box is $29.

Tailgate Picnic Menus 

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Opening Night Dinners

JULY 18, 25 & AUGUST 1, 2020 - canceled

Join members of the creative team and other special guests at The Santa Fe Opera for dinner curated by Kai Autenrieth, Executive Chef at The Four Seasons Rancho Encantado.

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Desserts, snacks, wine, mixed drinks and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at several bars located throughout the Opera before the performance and at intermission. Twomey Terrace (adjacent to the Box Office) offers a wider selection of food and beverages, including espresso, cappuccinos and lattes.