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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.

Gala Dinner

Winter Gala

December 17, 2022
Stieren Orchestra Hall at the Santa Fe Opera

Celebrate the holidays at our annual Winter Gala on Saturday, December 17! Gala Chairs Gina Browning and Joe Illick invite you to enjoy a champagne reception, dinner by Chef Jose Fernandez of the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado, a special performance by soprano Leah Hawkins, and dancing with the Diamond Empire Band. The event takes place in Stieren Orchestra Hall on the Santa Fe Opera Campus, with the halls fully decked for the season!

6 PM Champagne Reception
7 PM Dinner & Performance
9 PM Dessert & Dancing

Tickets: $750, $1,250 and $2,500 per person.
Tables of ten:  $7,500, $12,500 or $25,000.
Young patron tickets are available at $300 per person for guests 40 years old or younger.

$250/$2,500 of each ticket/table is not tax-deductible. All proceeds support our apprentice programs, which provide career-building opportunities to over 135 young people each summer.

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Opening Weekend Celebration

June 30, July 1 & 2, 2023

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 of the Santa Fe Opera.

$1,850 per person. Includes all events and performance tickets. $600 per ticket is tax-deductible.

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Opening Night Dinners

July 15, 22 & 29, 2023
O’Shaughnessy Hall at the Santa Fe Opera

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

July 15 at 5:30 PM – Pelléas et Mélisande
July 22 at 5:30 PM – Rusalka
July 29 at 5:30 PM – Orfeo

$275 per dinner

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

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Gala Dinner with candles and silverware

Summer Gala

Join us 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 135 young people each summer.

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For more information, contact:

Caitlin Volz
Special Events Manager