The Santa Fe Opera: August 5 - 10, 2019
Santa Fe Opera’s 2019 season will be the company’s 63rd, with a characteristic variety of proven and unfamiliar works. We will include all five major opera productions, with a performance – or a concert – every evening. The open-air opera house offers an experience that no opera enthusiast should miss. Now aesthetically covered and protected from occasional evening showers, the Crosby Theatre is dramatically situated with a spectacular view of the Southwest valley. We are including all five operas because there is none that we would want to miss during General Director Robert K. Meya’s first season.
We are also among the fortunate ticket-holders for the sold-out Concert featuring the beloved soprano Renée Fleming. This will be our 6thperformance, instead of our usual chamber music concert.
The English titles for all five works are displayed on a screen in front of your seat, similar to the optimum solution initiated by the MET.
In chronological order of composition, the operas will begin with Mozart’s lyric comedy, Così fan Tutte (1790); Bizet’s melodic French opera, The Pearl Fishers (1863); Puccini’s enduring romantic tragedy, La Boheme (1896); Leos Janacek’s gripping Czech melodrama, Jenufa (1904); and the world premiere of Paul Ruders’ contemporary opera, The Thirteenth Child. With the exception of ‘The Pearl Fishers’, all four of the other works will be staged in new productions. Many of today’s most accomplished artists choose the Santa Fe Opera as an ideal opportunity for assuming new and adventurous roles.
Orchestra tickets for three operas will be balanced by locations in the Loge for two performances. In recent years, our tour members have consistently enjoyed the views and acoustics of the Loge seats. Our tickets for Renée Fleming’s concert are confirmed in the Orchestra.
This summer, our two carefully selected sightseeing excursions will take us to the opera-oriented exhibition at Site Santa Feentitled Bel Canto Contemporary Artists Explore Opera; and to the village of Abiquiufor a visit to the private studio of artist Walter W. Nelson.
There will be ample free time to explore Santa Fe’s colorful Plaza and to visit the city’s major museums.
Our accommodations for six nights will again be at La Posada de Santa Fe. This gracious resort is recognized as Santa Fe’s most characteristic ‘old style’ property, in the quiet atmosphere of a lush garden setting with spacious comfortable rooms and a relaxed outdoor breakfast patio. The location is a few short blocks removed from the city’s bustling Plaza, and a shuttle bus is available for those who prefer not to walk. Adjacent to the outdoor swimming pool is a convenient bar for poolside drinks, salads and sandwiches; and the fully equipped Spa offers massages, wraps and other treatments. Most importantly, La Posadapreserves the authentic charm of old Santa Fe and an outdoor landscape.
Prices Per Person (Air Fare not Included)
Double Occupancy: $4,260
Single Occupancy: $5,145