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19 October 2017

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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
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
Entertaining if not exactly (R)evolutionary
9 Aug 17 / Opera Today
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
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 opera scores smash hit for Mason Bates
29 Jul 17 / Classical Voice North America
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
Santa Fe Opera strikes gold with Rimsky-Korsakov Russian political allegory
22 Jul 17 / Los Alamos Daily Post
The Golden Cockerel soars in Santa Fe
22 Jul 17 / Bachtrack
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
Get the party started
15 Aug 16 / TheaterJones
Straussian sweet nothings
15 Aug 16 / Opera Today
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)
Stephen Costello soars as Gounod’s Romeo
18 Aug 16 / ConcertoNet (English)
Santa Fe Opera’s ‘Roméo et Juliette’ meets the U.S. Civil War
18 Aug 16 / Communities Digital News
Santa Fe Opera’s Romeo et Juliette a vocal and visual feast
16 Aug 16 / Musical Toronto
Santa Fe Opera does Gounod's Roméo et Juliette in a Civil War setting, but it's not going where you think
15 Aug 16 / TheaterJones
Romeo & Julieta, ojo de tempestad en Santa Fe
13 Aug 16 / Miami Clásica
Santa Fe’s civil war Gounod
12 Aug 16 / Opera Today
Supremely tragic moments
8 Aug 16 / Planet Hugill
A surprise at Santa Fe Opera – Joshua Guerrero joins Pérez, Aceto in Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette”
6 Aug 16 / Opera Warhorses
Celebrating 60 with two rarities and Strauss (of course)
2 Aug 16 / Washington Post
Santa Fe Opera stages an updated Roméo et Juliette
2 Aug 16 / Bachtrack
This production boasts strength from both leads
18 Jul 16 / New Mexican
A conversation with Stephen Costello
Santa Fe Opera’s first-ever Roméo.
Vanessa

Santa Fe Opera


No. of reviews: 15

Santa Fe Opera's Vanessa drab but beautiful
23 Aug 16 / Musical Toronto
Vanessa’s mysteries haunt Santa Fe
23 Aug 16 / ConcertoNet (English)
The hills are alive with the Santa Fe Opera
17 Aug 16 / The Huffington Post
Santa Fe Opera’s elegant, disturbing ‘Vanessa’
16 Aug 16 / Communities Digital News
The 2016 festival season at the Santa Fe Opera review
10 Aug 16 / Wall Street Journal
Noir-fangled
8 Aug 16 / TheaterJones
Hollywood noir
8 Aug 16 / Planet Hugill
SFO’s ‘Vanessa’ premieres with MacKay’s brilliant production team
7 Aug 16 / LA Daily Post
‘Vanessa’ shines despite libretto short of singable language
7 Aug 16 / Albuquerque Journal
An elegant production of Barber’s “Vanessa”
6 Aug 16 / Opera Warhorses
Barber's 'Vanessa' makes for a magical night
5 Aug 16 / Dallas Morning News
Vanessa: a winter storm in Santa Fe's desert
4 Aug 16 / Bachtrack
Samuel Barber’s wintry tale
3 Aug 16 / Santa Fe Reporter
Celebrating 60 with two rarities and Strauss (of course)
2 Aug 16 / Washington Post
Opera goes to the movies: SFO puts cinematic twist on ‘Vanessa’
1 Aug 16 / New Mexican
Don Giovanni

Santa Fe Opera


No. of reviews: 13

A grand start to my Santa Fe visit
23 Aug 16 / Musical Toronto
Don Giovanni as opera buffa with an edge
22 Aug 16 / ConcertoNet (English)
The hills are alive with the Santa Fe Opera
17 Aug 16 / The Huffington Post
Santa Fe Opera’s ominously fatalistic ‘Don Giovanni’
15 Aug 16 / Communities Digital News
Santa Fe’s Mozart cast sweeps all before it
10 Aug 16 / Opera Today
The 2016 festival season at the Santa Fe Opera review
10 Aug 16 / Wall Street Journal
The devil you know
6 Aug 16 / TheaterJones
A thoughtful Don Giovanni at Santa Fe
5 Aug 16 / Bachtrack
The 60th anniversary’s big-ticket items
5 Aug 16 / Washington Post
Delivering Da Don
14 Jul 16 / Santa Fe Reporter
Okulitch, Ketelsen star in Santa Fe Opera’s New “Don Giovanni”
13 Jul 16 / Opera Warhorses
‘Don Giovanni’ acting, choreography superb
10 Jul 16 / Albuquerque Journal
Irresistible, unmissable
4 Jul 16 / New Mexican
La fanciulla del West

Santa Fe Opera


No. of reviews: 12

A truly compelling case for more revivals of this Puccini gem
23 Aug 16 / Musical Toronto
Saddle up for Santa Fe Opera’s ‘Girl of the Golden West’
17 Aug 16 / Communities Digital News
Santa Fe Opera’s Sheriff of the Golden West
A conversation with Mark Delavan.
Santa Fe Opera’s Girl of the Golden West
An interview with Patricia Racette.
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News & Articles

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
Santa Fe Opera announces 2018 season
The Santa Fe Opera’s 2018 season will honor what would have been Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday with its debut production of “Candide.”
10 May 2017 / Albuquerque Journal
Santa Fe Opera’s Girl of the Golden West
An interview with Patricia Racette.
6 Aug 2016 / San Francisco Examiner
Santa Fe Opera’s Sheriff of the Golden West
A conversation with Mark Delavan.
6 Aug 2016 / Opera Warhorses