Opera Dining

Add to your experience with a variety of pre-Opera Dinners and Events!

Preview Dinners

Enjoy an opera themed dinner, including wine, at our open-air cantina on the beautifully landscaped rehearsal grounds. A speaker will offer a brief introduction to the evening's opera during dessert. At $70 a person, a Preview Dinner is a great way to kick off your night at the opera.

June 29 - July 27 at 6:00 pm; July 29 - August 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm. 

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TailgatE Picnics

Experience the fun of tailgating! You are welcome to bring your own picnic, or enjoy the luxury of gourmet catering with one of our delicious Tailgate Picnics. Choose from a range of Sampler Tailgate Boxes and full Dinner Tailgate Boxes.

Tailgate Picnics must be ordered at least 48 hours in advance and are available for pick-up starting 2 hours before the performance at the Vladem Kiosk located on the Twomey Terrace adjacent to the Box Office. The Sampler Tailgate Box is $19 and Dinner Tailgate Box is $28.

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Opening Night Dinners

July 13, 20, & 27 2019

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

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Desserts, snacks, wine, mixed drinks and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at several bars located throughout the Opera before the performance and at intermission. The Twomey Dining Terrace (adjacent to the Box Office) offers a wider selection of food and beverages, including espresso, cappuccinos and lattes.