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20 September 2018

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L'Italiana in Algeri

Santa Fe Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Are you going to Santa Fe?
2 Sep 18 / TheaterJones
Low comedy
6 Aug 18 / Mundo Clásico (English)
Rollicking Rossini in Santa Fe
6 Aug 18 / Opera Today
Daniela Mack cut a sexy, charismatic and energetic figure on stage
27 Jul 18 / Broadway World
Rossinian romp
23 Jul 18 / New Mexican
Doctor Atomic

Santa Fe Opera


No. of reviews: 13

Are you going to Santa Fe?
2 Sep 18 / TheaterJones
Ryan McKinny excels as “Doctor Atomic’s” Oppenheimer
11 Aug 18 / Opera Warhorses
Fine singing and rough weather at Santa Fe Opera
10 Aug 18 / St Louis Post-Dispatch
Waiting for the bomb in Santa Fe
10 Aug 18 / The Durango Herald
Doctor Atomic is as relevant as ever
8 Aug 18 / Physics Today
With 'Doctor Atomic,' Santa Fe stages a nuclear tale as the opera of our time
7 Aug 18 / Los Angeles Times
Atomic doesn’t quite ignite
6 Aug 18 / Opera Today
Amid renewed nuclear concerns, 'Doctor Atomic' by Santa Fe Opera is newly topical
6 Aug 18 / Dallas Morning News
SFO’s ‘Doctor Atomic’ is an aural feast
3 Aug 18 / Albuquerque Journal
A stunning production of an important opera
29 Jul 18 / Broadway World
‘Doctor Atomic’ conquers 1945 and 2018 milieu
20 Jul 18 / Los Alamos Daily Post
‘Doctor Atomic’ brings the bomb home to New Mexico
16 Jul 18 / New York Times
Going nuclear at Santa Fe Opera
16 Jul 18 / New Mexican
Dr. Atomic reaches Ground Zero on New Mexico stage
You can enjoy opera in the mountains, or chamber music in a historic city plaza. Both are quintessential Santa Fe.
Madama Butterfly

Santa Fe Opera


No. of reviews: 7

Are you going to Santa Fe?
2 Sep 18 / TheaterJones
Fine singing and rough weather at Santa Fe Opera
10 Aug 18 / St Louis Post-Dispatch
Santa Fe floats a beauteous Butterfly
2 Aug 18 / Opera Today
SF Opera’s ‘Madame Butterfly’ a stirring performance
20 Jul 18 / Los Alamos Monitor
It’s fantasy and tragic realism at Santa Fe Opera
7 Jul 18 / The Durango Herald
A stunning “Madama Butterfly” starring Kelly Kaduce
7 Jul 18 / Opera Warhorses
Kaduce gave a performance filled with beautiful tone quality, exquisite phrasing, and dramatic conviction
2 Jul 18 / Broadway World
Ariadne auf Naxos

Santa Fe Opera


No. of reviews: 9

Fine singing and rough weather at Santa Fe Opera
10 Aug 18 / St Louis Post-Dispatch
High entertainment
10 Aug 18 / Mundo Clásico (English)
‘Ariadne auf Naxos’ provides evening of dazzling performances
9 Aug 18 / Los Alamos Monitor
Solid cast and decent production make this Strauss masterpiece highly recommendable
7 Aug 18 / OperaWire
Continuing a proud Strauss tradition
6 Aug 18 / Opera Today
Santa Fe Opera’s delectable new “Ariadne auf Naxos”
4 Aug 18 / Opera Warhorses
Santa Fe Opera serves up a witty 'Ariadne auf Naxos' prologue, but the second-half opera lacks magic
3 Aug 18 / Dallas Morning News
Conductor James Gaffigan brought out the melodic gold in Strauss's early twentieth century work
30 Jul 18 / Broadway World
Once upon an island
30 Jul 18 / New Mexican
Candide

Santa Fe Opera


No. of reviews: 6

Fine singing and rough weather at Santa Fe Opera
10 Aug 18 / St Louis Post-Dispatch
Santa Fe Opera marks Leonard Bernstein centenary with fizzy 'Candide'
2 Aug 18 / Dallas Morning News
Bernstein Bemuses in New Mexico
2 Aug 18 / Opera Today
It’s fantasy and tragic realism at Santa Fe Opera
7 Jul 18 / The Durango Herald
Bernstein’s “Candide” opens 2018 Santa Fe opera season
7 Jul 18 / Opera Warhorses
There was no weak link on this stage
2 Jul 18 / Broadway World
The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

Santa Fe Opera


No. of reviews: 28

Steve Jobs, ein Zen-Meister und die Kunst der Oper
1 Sep 17 / Der Standard
The music drama lasts just 90 minutes and leaves us emotionally satisfied
29 Aug 17 / DC Metro Theater Arts
Opera by design
21 Aug 17 / TheaterJones
Solid cast lead strong debut run of Mason Bates / Mark Campbell opera
14 Aug 17 / OperaWire
Dots connected
14 Aug 17 / Mundo Clásico (English)
While trashing “Steve Jobs,” this Santa Fe opera also shows how far the musical form has come
13 Aug 17 / Denver Post
Entertaining if not exactly (R)evolutionary
9 Aug 17 / Opera Today
Steve Jobs opera in Santa Fe shows troubled tech wizard in search of his humanity
9 Aug 17 / Chicago Tribune
A new opera tapped for greatness?
9 Aug 17 / People's World
'Steve Jobs' and 'The Golden Cockerel' are stars at Santa Fe Opera
9 Aug 17 / Dallas Morning News
In reinterpreting Steve Jobs folklore, an opera disrupts its form
9 Aug 17 / The Ringer
Santa Fe Opera crashes with Bates’ musically inert “(R)evolution of Steve Jobs”
6 Aug 17 / Classical Review
Santa Fe Opera thinks different with The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs
6 Aug 17 / The Toronto Star
The cast is embraced by Bates' monumental, kaleidoscopic, and continuously pulsing orchestra
31 Jul 17 / LA Opus
Geniuses collide: Mason Bates takes on Steve Jobs
30 Jul 17 / Musical America
Steve Jobs opera scores smash hit for Mason Bates
29 Jul 17 / Classical Voice North America
Ovations for the (R)evolution of Steve Jobs
29 Jul 17 / Opera Warhorses
Familiar names animate dazzling Steve Jobs opera
29 Jul 17 / MinnPost
Steve Jobs comes alive, in all his contradictions, in new opera
28 Jul 17 / San Francisco Chronicle
The man, the machine and now Steve Jobs, the opera
28 Jul 17 / Los Angeles Times
Steve Jobs scores a success in Santa Fe
25 Jul 17 / Bachtrack
Mason Bates’s new opera creates an expansive sound-world
25 Jul 17 / Financial Times (via Google)
Steve Jobs opera proves tedious — and a triumph
24 Jul 17 / Washington Post
Sing different: Steve Jobs' life becomes an opera
24 Jul 17 / NPR
The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs is (R)evelatory in Santa Fe Premiere
24 Jul 17 / San Francisco Classical Voice
Steve Jobs opera sings Apple founder's praises – and flaws
24 Jul 17 / The Guardian
Zen and the art of opera
24 Jul 17 / New Mexican
Steve Jobs of Apple, tech visionary, has glitches as an opera
24 Jul 17 / New York Times
Two composers, one librettist
Composers Kevin Puts and Mason Bates recently turned to Mark Campbell for librettos for their high-profile new commissions - and the results for both were impressive.
Die Fledermaus

Santa Fe Opera


No. of reviews: 7

A Fledermaus lacking Gemütlichkeit
1 Sep 17 / The Opera Critic
Divertissement
10 Aug 17 / Mundo Clásico (English)
A lively “Fledermaus” and confusing “Alcina” at Santa Fe Opera
4 Aug 17 / Classical Review
Director Ned Canty told his story clearly
4 Aug 17 / Broadway World
A well-sung, at times frantic new production directed by Ned Canty
5 Jul 17 / Opera Warhorses
‘Die Fledermaus’ opens Santa Fe Opera with a comedic bang
4 Jul 17 / ABQ Journal
‘Die Fledermaus’ flies again: Santa Fe Opera opens its season
2 Jul 17 / New Mexican
Lucia di Lammermoor

Santa Fe Opera


No. of reviews: 10

Brenda Rae's Lucia is no wilting violet
31 Aug 17 / DC Metro Theater Arts
Grand conclusions
24 Aug 17 / Mundo Clásico (English)
Brenda Rae’s vocal artistry brightens Santa Fe Opera’s dark-hued “Lucia”
7 Aug 17 / Classical Review
Brenda Rae and her male co-stars create a vocally stunning performance
31 Jul 17 / culturevulture.net
Lucia’s ecstasy, agony, brokenness and transcendence
30 Jul 17 / Los Alamos Daily Post
Brenda Rae carries Santa Fe Opera's Lucia
25 Jul 17 / Bachtrack
Opera's about the singin'
11 Jul 17 / Santa Fe Reporter
Brenda Rae’s stunning Lucia di Lammermoor
8 Jul 17 / Opera Warhorses
‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ full of style and passion
4 Jul 17 / ABQ Journal
‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ scales heights at Santa Fe Opera
3 Jul 17 / New Mexican
Alcina

Santa Fe Opera


No. of reviews: 12

Elza van den Heever was a tower of strength as the sorceress
27 Aug 17 / DC Metro Theater Arts
Santa Fe Opera does a visually bizarre staging of Handel's Alcina, but the voices are glorious
22 Aug 17 / TheaterJones
Postmodern Alcina in baroque style – and gender melee
12 Aug 17 / Classical Voice North America
'Steve Jobs' and 'The Golden Cockerel' are stars at Santa Fe Opera
9 Aug 17 / Dallas Morning News
Dreams and illusions
8 Aug 17 / Mundo Clásico (English)
Lead singers and director David Alden lead satisfying performance
7 Aug 17 / OperaWire
Beautifully sung enchantment
5 Aug 17 / Opera Warhorses
A lively “Fledermaus” and confusing “Alcina” at Santa Fe Opera
4 Aug 17 / Classical Review
The blurred lines between fantasy and reality
1 Aug 17 / Santa Fe Reporter
Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered: Alcina casts some surprising spells in Santa Fe
1 Aug 17 / Bachtrack
Santa Fe Opera turned Alcina into a feast for both eye and ear
1 Aug 17 / Broadway World
A magical mystery tour
31 Jul 17 / New Mexican
Le coq d'or

Santa Fe Opera


No. of reviews: 12

Dodon’s downfall
18 Aug 17 / Mundo Clásico (English)
'Steve Jobs' and 'The Golden Cockerel' are stars at Santa Fe Opera
9 Aug 17 / Dallas Morning News
Emmanuel Villaume leads an impressive cast in Rimsky-Korsakov’s masterpiece
9 Aug 17 / OperaWire
With exceptional cast and ingenious staging, Rimsky’s “Golden Cockerel” takes flight at Santa Fe Opera
5 Aug 17 / Classical Review
Santa Fe Opera’s glistening “Golden Cockerel” starring Venera Gimadieva
5 Aug 17 / Opera Warhorses
Pecking order: The Golden Cockerel a crowing success at Santa Fe Opera
1 Aug 17 / Memeteria
Color and light in Santa Fe
31 Jul 17 / culturevulture.net
Gary McCann allowed his costumes to set the time and place as Tsarist Russia
30 Jul 17 / Broadway World
Rimsky’s Cockerel feathers the cap of Santa Fe Opera
29 Jul 17 / Classical Voice North America
The Golden Cockerel soars in Santa Fe
22 Jul 17 / Bachtrack
Santa Fe Opera strikes gold with Rimsky-Korsakov Russian political allegory
22 Jul 17 / Los Alamos Daily Post
Rare bird at Santa Fe Opera with ‘The Golden Cockerel’
17 Jul 17 / New Mexican
Telling the story
An interview with director Paul Curran, between rehearsals of Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Golden Cockerel” at Santa Fe.
Capriccio

Santa Fe Opera


No. of reviews: 14

The best of both worlds
1 Sep 16 / Mundo Clásico (English)
Music wins in Santa Fe’s Capriccio
24 Aug 16 / ConcertoNet (English)
Santa Fe Opera’s Capriccio a heart-felt ode to word and music
23 Aug 16 / Musical Toronto
Richard Strauss’ grad school arts seminar
21 Aug 16 / Communities Digital News
Straussian sweet nothings
15 Aug 16 / Opera Today
Get the party started
15 Aug 16 / TheaterJones
Consummate good taste: Amanda Majeski stars in a superb Santa Fe Capriccio
11 Aug 16 / Bachtrack
The 2016 festival season at the Santa Fe Opera review
10 Aug 16 / Wall Street Journal
Elegiac modernism
8 Aug 16 / Planet Hugill
Orchestra great, soprano not so much, in 'Capriccio'
7 Aug 16 / Dallas Morning News
Celebrating 60 with two rarities and Strauss (of course)
2 Aug 16 / Washington Post
Santa Fe Opera Makes the Case for “Capriccio”
30 Jul 16 / Opera Warhorses
Ultimate Strauss
27 Jul 16 / Santa Fe Reporter
Capriccio charms at Santa Fe Opera
25 Jul 16 / New Mexican
Roméo et Juliette

Santa Fe Opera


No. of reviews: 12

Festival de Santa Fe: Romeo y Julieta en pleno desierto de Nuevo Mexico
24 Aug 16 / Opera World (Spanish)
Santa Fe Opera’s ‘Roméo et Juliette’ meets the U.S. Civil War
18 Aug 16 / Communities Digital News
A conversation with Stephen Costello
Santa Fe Opera’s first-ever Roméo.
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News & Articles

Dr. Atomic reaches Ground Zero on New Mexico stage
You can enjoy opera in the mountains, or chamber music in a historic city plaza. Both are quintessential Santa Fe.
25 Aug 2018 / Classical Voice North America
2019 Santa Fe Opera season announced
Performances of ‘La bohème’ to open, close 2019 Santa Fe Opera season.
11 May 2018 / New Mexican
Santa Fe Opera announces new leadership triumvirate
General Director Robert K. Meya, Artistic Director Alexander Neef and Music Director Harry Bicket.
10 Feb 2018 / Opera News
Charles MacKay to step down as Santa Fe Opera's general director
Charles MacKay, general director of Santa Fe Opera, has announced his intention to step down from his post at the conclusion of its 2018 season, the company has announced.
13 Aug 2017 / Opera News
Telling the story
An interview with director Paul Curran, between rehearsals of Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Golden Cockerel” at Santa Fe.
12 Aug 2017 / Opera Warhorses

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