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Backstage Tours | Ranch Tours | Opera Insider Days | Prelude Talks | Opera Shop

Backstage Tours

Come discover how an opera production comes together. On our “behind-the-scenes” tour, you will explore many of our production and front-of-house areas. Tours for the 2019 season are offered once daily at 9:00 am, Monday through Friday: May 27 through August 23, 2019. 

1 hour. Meet at the Box Office. $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and free for children and young adults up to age 22. Comfortable dress and footwear is recommended. 
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Ranch Tours

An extended tour of the grounds known as the “Opera Ranch,” meets at the Box Office at 10:00am on the following Fridays:  June 28, July 26, and August 23 in 2019 and includes a “Meet the Artists” presentation by one of our apprentice singers.  The Ranch Tour is $10. Reservations are not required. 

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Opera Insider Days

A free event hosted by The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera on Saturdays (June 1 – August 24, 2019). At 8:30 am join us for coffee, juice, and pastries followed by a lively talk about a particular area or opera-related craft from an opera insider, and concluding with a tour of the backstage. For those attending with children, ask about our scavenger hunt. Reservations are not required.

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Prelude Talks

Your road map for that evening’s performance, these talks are complimentary to ticket holders and are held in Stieren Orchestra Hall twice before most performances. The first talk is given two hours before the performance and the second is one hour before. For best availability and due to popularity, the first talk is recommended. Please note that Prelude Talks are not offered on June 28, 2019, or before the Apprentice Showcase Scenes.

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Opera Shop
The Santa Fe Opera Shop offers a unique assortment of fun, fascinating, and fashionable gifts to promote the enjoyment, appreciation, and even the creation of opera. With music, books, videos, jewelry, home goods, and activity kits for kids, the Shop has something for everyone. Purchases made at The Opera Shop support the vital artistic and educational work of The Santa Fe Opera – stop by the next time you’re at the Opera!

Shop Hours: May 27 – August 24, 2019

Monday–Saturday         10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Performance Evenings     10:00 am – through intermission and post-performance 

Please note that the facilities are closed during our off-season (September - May). However, the Opera Shop remains open by appointment. If you wish to make an appointment or a purchase please contact the Opera Shop directly at shop@santafeopera.org or 505-986-5949.

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Family nights

Family Nights makes coming to the opera a more accessible experience for all, and provides an incredible opportunity for families to purchase tickets that would normally cost $100 or more.

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