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Santa Fe: Opera

Santa Fe Opera: Opera Around Santa Fe

Below are our Santa Fe Opera recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, company/venue history and other points of interest in Santa Fe Art.


Opera Southwest

While Opera Southwest (OSW) is dedicated to performing standard works such as Tosca, Carmen, and The Barber of Seville, the company has presented numerous operas for children and has impressively produced more than 23 world premieres. For opera aficionados, there are pre-opera seminars. Founded in 1972, OSW also presents “Puccini and Popcorn,” a free event for children and families at which refreshments are served. ...more...

Santa Fe Opera

Santa Fe Opera (Santa Fe, NM)

(June 29 – August 25, 2012) No one in the world of opera better illustrates the adage that “If you build it, they will come” than John Crosby, when in 1957, at age 31, he built a tiny (480-seat) open air opera house on a ranch he had just bought on the outskirts of Santa Fe, and began his first season. What is known as the Miracle in the Desert was underway – that an opera festival hundreds of miles from major population centers could survive and thrive. When he retired in 2000, Crosby’s 43-year tenure as general director was the longest in American history. ...more...