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Season Seminar

August 3 - 13, 2021

Season Seminar

Drama, Music and Meaning in Opera

Join us for a guided journey into masterworks of the operatic tradition presented with unmatched artistic excellence. The Santa Fe Opera offers two separate weekly seminars, with lectures and discussions centered on our 2021 Season. Participants will learn about and discuss the season’s four operas, including their composers, plots, musical characteristics and interpretations. Hosted by Dr. Jennifer Rhodes, the seminars will be held online and are designed for those new to opera as well as frequent opera patrons.


Dr. Jennifer Rhodes Bio

Seminar Dates

Session I, August 2 – 7, 2021  (SOLD OUT)
The Marriage of Figaro, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Lord of Cries, Eugene Onegin

Session II, August 8 – 14, 2021*
The Marriage of Figaro, The Lord of Cries, Eugene Onegin, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
*Session II will start on Monday, August 9 with presentation and discussion for Friday’s Performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Seminar Session Packages

Seminar Package 1 – $800.00
Includes seminar lectures and tickets to 4 operas (seats are located in zone 4)

Seminar Package 2 – $250.00
Includes seminar lectures only

Seminar Frequently Asked Questions

When is the payment due?
50% is due upon reservation.
Balance is due 60 days before the first day of seminar.

Are there any cancellation fees?
$20.00 non-refundable administrative fee will apply to all cancellations.
50% refund before June 1
25% refund before June 15
10% refund before June 30

There are no refunds for cancellations after June 30. Special circumstances will however be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Seminar Registration

Limited to 12 participants. For more information or to register for a seminar package, contact Alvaro Quintanar by email at or by phone 505-946-2404.