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Special Events


Join us for one or more of our special summer opera events!  For more information or to make a reservation, contact Caitlin Volz at or 505-986-5903. Please visit our Health and Safety page for updates on our Covid-19 safety measures.

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Opening Weekend Celebration

July 1-3, 2022

Discover all that the Santa Fe Opera has to offer with a one-of-a-kind, immersive opera experience. Join us for a weekend that includes world-class performances, fine dining and festivities with other opera lovers. See today’s brightest stars in opera’s biggest roles while taking in breathtaking landscapes that rival the artistry on stage. Come celebrate with us and experience the magic that everyone is talking about.

Friday, July 1
5:15 PM Opening Night Dinner – O’Shaughnessy Hall
8:30 PM Opening Night of Bizet’s Carmen – The Crosby Theatre

Saturday, July 2
5:15 PM Private Home Dinners
8:30 PM Opening Night of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville – The Crosby Theatre

Sunday, July 3
11:30 AM Finale Brunch – Nedra Matteucci Galleries

$1,850 per person, includes all events and performance tickets for the opening nights of Carmen and The Barber of Seville. Please note: $480 of each ticket is tax-deductible.


Red wine bottles for special occasion

Opening Night Dinners

July 16, 5:30 pm – Falstaff
July 23, 5 pm – Tristan und Isolde
July 30, 5:30 pm – M. Butterfly

Join members of the creative team and other special guests at the Santa Fe Opera for a special dinner curated by Jose Fernandez, Executive Chef at The Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado. $275 per person per dinner.

Performances are not included. To purchase your opera tickets, please call the Box Office at 505-986-5900 or 800-280-4654.

July 16 Tickets

July 23 Tickets

July 30 Tickets

Gala Dinner with candles and silverware

Summer Gala

August 13, 6 pm
Eldorado Hotel

Join Gala Chairs Robert and Ellen Vladem for an unforgettable evening in celebration of the Santa Fe Opera! Take a stroll down the red carpet, sip champagne and enjoy an elegant three course dinner before dancing the night away. All proceeds from the event support our world-renowned apprentice programs, which provide career-building opportunities to over 100 young people each summer.

6 pm – Champagne Reception
7 pm – Dinner & Performance
9 pm – Dessert & Dancing

Tickets: $1,250, $2,500, $5,000, and $10,000 per person
Tables of 10: $12,500, $25,000, $50,000, and $100,000
Young Patron: $500 per person
Please note: $250/$2,500 of each ticket/table is not tax-deductible. 


Appetizers being served at a special event

For more information, contact:

Caitlin Volz
Special Events Manager