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Consider The Source

February 18 - May 20, 2021

Conversations & Seminars

The Santa Fe Opera is pleased to present the digital offering of Consider the Source Conversations and Seminars. Led by the incomparable Jennifer Rhodes, the series will be based on the source material for Santa Fe Opera’s 2021 Festival Season. Each month Dr. Rhodes and her guests will explore how the text source of each opera has influenced that production’s creation, including its concept, designs, role interpretations and more. Registrants can choose to participate in the Consider the Source Conversations, Seminars, or both.

Participants are encouraged to read the selection prior to the conversation and seminar. We also hope that attendees will support local businesses by purchasing their books through Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse or other beloved, local bookstores.


Beginning in January, Consider the Source Conversations are free of charge and will launch on five Tuesdays at 6:00pm MT on our YouTube Channel.  Conversations will run for approximately 25 minutes.
No registration required.

January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20 and May 18, 2021

Consider The Source Ep. 1 : A Conversation with Megan Marino On “The Marriage of Figaro” 

Consider The Source Ep. 2 : A Conversation with Netia Jones On “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 

Consider The Source Ep. 3: A Conversation with Nicole Car and Etienne Dupuis On “Eugene Onegin”


Consider the Source Seminars take a deeper dive into the source material for the four operas of the 2021 festival season and include a discussion and opportunities for all participants to contribute. Seminar sessions will run for 75 minutes. Seminars are $30 per session and will take place via zoom at 2:00pm MT on the below dates.
Registration is required and is limited to 24 participants.

February 18, February 23, March 18, March 23, April 20, April 22, May 20 and May 25, 2021

Book List

January: Beaumarchais, Pierre-Augustin Caron de. The Figaro Trilogy: The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro, The Guilty Mother. Translated by David Coward. First edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Shakespeare, William. Midsummer Night’s Dream. Edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri, Ann Thompson, David Scott, H. R. Woudhuysen and Richard Proudfoot. The Arden Shakespeare Third Series. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Pushkin, Alexander. Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse. Translated by James E. Falen. Reissue edition. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

April and May:
Stoker, Bram. Dracula. Edited by Nina Auerbach and David J. Skal. First edition. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1996.

Euripides. Euripides V: Bacchae, Iphigenia in Aulis, The Cyclops, Rhesus. Edited by Mark Griffith, Glenn W. Most, David Grene and Richmond Lattimore. Translated by William Arrowsmith, Charles Walker and Richmond Lattimore. Third edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.

Consider the Source - Seminar Registration

Seminar is limited to 24 participants.

Please contact Anna Garcia at if you have any questions.

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