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Eugene Onegin on the LED wall at the Santa Fe Opera

Opera In The Park

Free Screenings of 2021 Season Productions

The Santa Fe Opera is proud to announce free “Opera in the Park” screenings of its 2021 Season operas to take place at Villa Linda Park in Santa Fe and at the Civic Plaza in Albuquerque. These events are part of the opera’s reopening celebrations and ongoing commitment to bring the joy of opera to all New Mexicans. The opera invites attendees to bring a picnic, spread out on the grass and enjoy the show.

Santa Fe Schedule

Villa Linda Park

Entertainment by local artists will begin at 3:30 pm, and the opera screening will begin at 4:00 pm.
There will be no intermission.

Sunday, August 1 – Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (approximate run time is 3 hours)
Monday, August 2 – Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (approximate run time 2 hours 25 minutes)
Sunday, August 8 – Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (approximate run time 2 hours 40 minutes)
Monday, August 9 – Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (encore screening)

Presented by the Santa Fe Opera
Sponsored by the City of Santa Fe
Hosted by the Santa Fe Kiwanis Club

Santa Fe FAQ's

How do I sign up?
No registration is required! The Opera in the Park events are free to everyone on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage anyone who is feeling unwell not to attend a performance.

Will there be translations?

Yes! There will be on-screen English and Spanish translations.

Weather
Opera in the Park will proceed rain or shine. However, under adverse weather conditions such as (but not limited to): lightning, high wind, or torrential rain or hail, we may cancel the event, if necessary.

What Should I Bring?
Seating is limited. Guests are encouraged to bring their own portable seats, blankets and lawn chairs.

Bathrooms
Portable restrooms and a hand washing station will be available on site.

Sight & Sound
The opera’s two, 300-square foot LED walls will provide attendees with a state-of-the-art viewing experience, while sound will be broadcast via outdoor speakers.

Parking
Please park in the Santa Fe Place Mall Parking Lot. Villa Linda Park is located east of JC Penney’s at the Santa Fe Place Mall. We recommend parking near JC Penney’s and walking across the street to the park.

Directions
Villa Linda Park is located east of JC Penny’s at the Santa Fe Place Mall. Please park in the Mall Parking Lot.

Food & Beverage
We encourage guests to bring a picnic or visit the Food Court inside of the Santa Fe Place Mall. Restaurants in the Food Court include Boba Tea Company, Dairy Queen, Fusion Tacos, Lila Café & Bakery, Pretzel Zone, Rebel Coffee House, Rice Village, San Martin, Señor Murphy Candymaker and Travelers Market. The Food Court is open to 6:00 pm on Sundays and 9:00 pm on Mondays. For more information, please visit the Santa Fe Place Mall website.
If you plan to bring your own picnic, please plan accordingly:

  • Bring a blanket or cloth camping chair; no metal chairs are permitted.
  • No glass containers of any kind
  • No alcohol is permitted at the event
  • Plastic utensils only – metal forks and knives are not allowed on site
  • No coolers
  • No large umbrellas; small folding umbrellas only
  • No tables or tents

Pets
No pets are allowed, except for registered service animals.

Are the screenings suitable for children?
Yes! All three operas are suitable for families, however, we urge caution bringing young children to  Eugene Onegin due to a brief depiction of violence. For more information or to discuss the suitability of these productions for members of your family, please call or email the Santa Fe Opera Box Office at 505-986-5900 or boxoffice@santafeopera.org.

Contact Information
For questions about the venue or event, please contact the Kiwanis Club at 855-969-6272 or burnhim@burnzozobra.com.
For questions about the operas and the artists, please contact the Santa Fe Opera Box Office at 505-986-5900 or boxoffice@santafeopera.org.

What entertainment will be offered before the opera?
The Santa Fe Opera is thrilled to partner with talented local artists at the Opera in the Park events. At 3:30 pm, performances will be provided by:

Theo Kutsko and the Choral Arts Society of St. Michael’s High School
Maa-Tuu Dance Group from Santa Clara Pueblo
Erik Fender and dancers from San Ildefonso Pueblo

Santa Fe Opera General Director Robert K. Meya shares, “Our community has seen us through this difficult year and allowed us to return in full force. The screenings are our small thank you for their faith and support.

Albuquerque Schedule

Civic Plaza

Screenings will begin at 7:30 pm.
There will be no intermission.

Sunday, August 1 – Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (approximate run time is 3 hours)
Monday, August 2 – Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (approximate run time 2 hours 40 minutes)

Presented by the Santa Fe Opera
Sponsored by the City of Albuquerque Department of Arts & Culture

Albuquerque FAQ's

How do I sign up?
No registration is required! The Opera in the Park events are free to everyone on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited. We encourage anyone who is feeling unwell not to attend a performance.

Will there be translations?

Yes! There will be on-screen English and Spanish translations.

Weather
In the event of inclement weather, events may be canceled.

Bathrooms
Portable restrooms and a hand washing stations will be available on site.

Sight & Sound
The operas will be presented on a large-scale, professional projection system and sound will be broadcast via outdoor speakers.

Parking
Parking is available at the city-operated Convention Center Garage located on Martin Luther King Blvd. and Broadway or at the city-operated Civic Plaza Garage on Marquette and 3rd Street.  Event parking in these garages is $6.00 per vehicle without in/out privileges.

There are also numerous other public parking garages and lots available throughout the area surrounding the Center.  Parking fees will vary.  Please refer to the posted parking fees at each garage or lot.

Directions
Please see this Map.

Food & Beverage
Concessions will be available on-site and we ask that you do not bring outside food & drink into Civic Plaza. Alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

Pets
All events in Civic Plaza are dog friendly.

Are the screenings suitable for children?
Yes!  Both The Marriage of Figaro and A Midsummer Night’s Dream are children friendly.

Contact Information
For questions about the venue or event, please contact the Albuquerque Convention Center 505-768-4575.
For questions about the operas and the artists, please contact the Santa Fe Opera Box Office at 505-986-5900 or boxoffice@santafeopera.org.

Principal Reopening Sponsor
The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston

Reopening Consortium
Susan & Philip Marineau
Jacqueline B. Mars
Debra Turner

Simulcast Sponsors
Brooke Suzanne Gray
James V. & Dana Pope Manning
Gene & Jean Stark

Opera in the Park Sponsors
Chester A. Gougis & Shelley Ochab

Reopening Partners
AXCES Research & Health
CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center
Production Safe Zone

The Simulcast recordings are directed by Bruce Bryant, with production support from Staging Solutions, db Production Services and Michael Schweppe Sound.