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The 2019 Season June 28 to August 24, 2019

LA BOHEME - Pucini

Ah, to be young and in love and in Paris!  The star-crossed romance between Mimi and Rodolfo has become one of the most poignant and popular opera ever written.

Conductor:  Jader Bignamini

Director:  Mary Birnbaum

Mimi:  Vanessa Vasquez

Musetta:  Kirsten MacKinnon

Rodolfo:  Mario Chang

Marcello:  Zachary Nelson


Best friends Nadir and Zurga share everything - except the South Seas priestess they both love.  Experience music that shimmers with the beauty of its exotic setting in Lee Blakeley's renowned production.

Conductor:  Timothy Myers

Director:  Shawna Lucey

Leila:  Lisette Oropesa

Nadir:  Ilker Arcayurek

Zurga:  Anthony Clark Evans

Nourabad:  Robert Pomakov

Cosi Fan Tutte - Mozart

This "School for Lovers" sports a highly experienced faculty and a progressive curriculum.  There's a devil of a final exam, though, especially for two young couples about to be married.

Conductor:  Harry Bicket

Director:  R.B. Schlather

Fiordiligi:  Amanda Majeski

Dorabella:  Emily D'Angelo

Ferrando:  Ben Bliss

Guglielmo:  Jarrett Ott

JENÜFA- Janáček

Can the wounds of troubled lives be assuaged by acceptance, forgiveness and hope?  This vulnerable heroine discovers true love - found sometimes where it is least expected.

Conductor:  Johannes Debus

Director:  David Alden

Jenüfa:  Laura Wilde

Kostelnička Buryjovka:  Patricia Racette

Laca Klemeň:  Alexander Lewis

Steva Buryja:  Richard Smagur III

THE THIRTEENTH CHILD   Music - Poul Ruders 

Librettists - Becky & David Starbin

A tale inspired by the Brothers Grimm:  a paranoid king banishes his tweleve sons in favor of Lyra, the thirteenth child.  When Princess Lyra learns of her long-lost brothers, she embarks on a quest to find them.

Conductor:  Paul Daniel

Director:  Darko Tresnjak

Lyra:  Kirsten MacKinnon

Queen Gertrude:  Tamara Mumford

Frederic:  Joshua Dennis

Drokan:  Bradley Garvin


Letters from Georgia with the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra

America's renowned soprano makes her Santa Fe Opera debut.  The evening includes Kevin Puts' exploration of letters from iconic American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and Richard Strauss' Vier letze Lieder (Four Last Songs), led by Music Director Harry Bicket.

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