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The Thirteenth Child

Santa Fe Opera


No. of reviews: 6

Sante Fe Opera’s unruly Thirteenth Child
21 Aug 19 / San Francisco Classical Voice
The Thirteenth Child: When she was good…
6 Aug 19 / Opera Today
This relatively short opera is filled with beautifully conceived musical ideas presented in a visually pleasing production
3 Aug 19 / Opera Warhorses
Travelogue from the Santa Fe Opera Festival as it premieres Poul Ruders’s The Thirteenth Child
1 Aug 19 / Seen and Heard
The Thirteenth Child is a fine new opera
29 Jul 19 / Broadway World
Three deeply dissimilar works are unified by the wind, a fixture in librettos and in reality
29 Jul 19 / New York Times
Così fan tutte

Santa Fe Opera


No. of reviews: 3

World class singing, deconstructed staging
3 Aug 19 / Opera Warhorses
Three deeply dissimilar works are unified by the wind, a fixture in librettos and in reality
29 Jul 19 / New York Times
The object of this performance was fun for the audience
28 Jul 19 / Broadway World
Jenufa

Santa Fe Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Three deeply dissimilar works are unified by the wind, a fixture in librettos and in reality
29 Jul 19 / New York Times
Wilde, Racette, Lewis in dramatically intense, melodic “Jenufa”
27 Jul 19 / Opera Warhorses
Both musically and dramatically, Jenůfa is one of the company's best shows
26 Jul 19 / Broadway World
‘Jenůfa’ offers dark but powerful tale
25 Jul 19 / New Mexican
Les pêcheurs de perles

Santa Fe Opera


No. of reviews: 4

‘Pearl Fishers’ returns to SFO, recapturing magic
11 Jul 19 / New Mexican
Roller coasters and pools of honey
11 Jul 19 / Santa Fe Reporter
Santa Fe Opera’s passionate “Pearl Fishers”
6 Jul 19 / Opera Warhorses
A tasteful, straight forward reviva
2 Jul 19 / Broadway World
La bohème

Santa Fe Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Puccini’s masterpiece rivals Broadway’s best
11 Jul 19 / Los Alamos Daily Post
From rain to snow to mud
11 Jul 19 / Santa Fe Reporter
SFO season opener ‘La bohème’ plays to company’s strengths
11 Jul 19 / New Mexican
A magnificent Mimi leads a youthful “Boheme” cast
6 Jul 19 / Opera Warhorses
La boheme opens Santa Fe Opera's 2019 season
2 Jul 19 / Broadway World
L'Italiana in Algeri

Santa Fe Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Are you going to Santa Fe?
2 Sep 18 / TheaterJones
Rollicking Rossini in Santa Fe
6 Aug 18 / Opera Today
Low comedy
6 Aug 18 / Mundo Clásico (English)
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
Amid renewed nuclear concerns, 'Doctor Atomic' by Santa Fe Opera is newly topical
6 Aug 18 / Dallas Morning News
Atomic doesn’t quite ignite
6 Aug 18 / Opera Today
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
Going nuclear at Santa Fe Opera
16 Jul 18 / New Mexican
‘Doctor Atomic’ brings the bomb home to New Mexico
16 Jul 18 / New York Times
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
A stunning “Madama Butterfly” starring Kelly Kaduce
7 Jul 18 / Opera Warhorses
It’s fantasy and tragic realism at Santa Fe Opera
7 Jul 18 / The Durango Herald
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

High entertainment
10 Aug 18 / Mundo Clásico (English)
Fine singing and rough weather at Santa Fe Opera
10 Aug 18 / St Louis Post-Dispatch
‘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
Bernstein Bemuses in New Mexico
2 Aug 18 / Opera Today
Santa Fe Opera marks Leonard Bernstein centenary with fizzy 'Candide'
2 Aug 18 / Dallas Morning News
Bernstein’s “Candide” opens 2018 Santa Fe opera season
7 Jul 18 / Opera Warhorses
It’s fantasy and tragic realism at Santa Fe Opera
7 Jul 18 / The Durango Herald
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
Dots connected
14 Aug 17 / Mundo Clásico (English)
Solid cast lead strong debut run of Mason Bates / Mark Campbell opera
14 Aug 17 / OperaWire
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
A new opera tapped for greatness?
9 Aug 17 / People's World
In reinterpreting Steve Jobs folklore, an opera disrupts its form
9 Aug 17 / The Ringer
'Steve Jobs' and 'The Golden Cockerel' are stars at Santa Fe Opera
9 Aug 17 / Dallas Morning News
Steve Jobs opera in Santa Fe shows troubled tech wizard in search of his humanity
9 Aug 17 / Chicago Tribune
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
Familiar names animate dazzling Steve Jobs opera
29 Jul 17 / MinnPost
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
The man, the machine and now Steve Jobs, the opera
28 Jul 17 / Los Angeles Times
Steve Jobs comes alive, in all his contradictions, in new opera
28 Jul 17 / San Francisco Chronicle
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)
The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs is (R)evelatory in Santa Fe Premiere
24 Jul 17 / San Francisco Classical Voice
Steve Jobs of Apple, tech visionary, has glitches as an opera
24 Jul 17 / New York Times
Sing different: Steve Jobs' life becomes an opera
24 Jul 17 / NPR
Zen and the art of opera
24 Jul 17 / New Mexican
Steve Jobs opera proves tedious — and a triumph
24 Jul 17 / Washington Post
Steve Jobs opera sings Apple founder's praises – and flaws
24 Jul 17 / The Guardian
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)
Director Ned Canty told his story clearly
4 Aug 17 / Broadway World
A lively “Fledermaus” and confusing “Alcina” at Santa Fe Opera
4 Aug 17 / Classical Review
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
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
The blurred lines between fantasy and reality
1 Aug 17 / Santa Fe Reporter
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)
Emmanuel Villaume leads an impressive cast in Rimsky-Korsakov’s masterpiece
9 Aug 17 / OperaWire
'Steve Jobs' and 'The Golden Cockerel' are stars at Santa Fe Opera
9 Aug 17 / Dallas Morning News
Santa Fe Opera’s glistening “Golden Cockerel” starring Venera Gimadieva
5 Aug 17 / Opera Warhorses
With exceptional cast and ingenious staging, Rimsky’s “Golden Cockerel” takes flight at Santa Fe Opera
5 Aug 17 / Classical Review
Pecking order: The Golden Cockerel a crowing success at Santa Fe Opera
1 Aug 17 / Memeteria
Telling the story
An interview with director Paul Curran, between rehearsals of Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Golden Cockerel” at Santa Fe.
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News & Articles

From co-productions to concerts
Santa Fe Opera finds additional revenue streams.
12 Nov 2019 / New Mexican
Santa Fe Opera announces 2020 season
The world premiere of “M. Butterfly” — an opera based on a Tony-winning spin of Puccini’s beloved “Madama Butterfly” — anchors the Santa Fe Opera’s 2020 season.
9 May 2019 / 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.
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