Santa Fe Performing Arts

Santa Fe Opera

  • 301 Opera Dr. Map It
  • North Side
  • Music
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

To watch opera in this strikingly modern structure—a 2,126-seat, indoor-outdoor amphitheater with excellent acoustics and sight lines—is a memorable visual and auditory experience. Carved into the natural curves of a hillside 7 miles north of the Plaza, the opera overlooks mountains, mesas, and sky. Add some of the most acclaimed operatic talents from Europe and the United States, and you begin to understand the excitement that builds every June. This world-renowned company presents five works in repertory each summer—a blend of seasoned classics, neglected masterpieces, and world premieres. Many evenings sell out far in advance, but less expensive standing-room tickets are often available on the day of the performance. A favorite pre-opera pastime is tailgating in the parking lot before the evening performance—many guests set up elaborate picnics of their own, but you can also preorder picnic meals at the opera website or by calling 24 hours in advance. Or you can dine at the

Preview Buffet, set up 2½ hours before each performance by the Guilds of the Santa Fe Opera. These meals include a large spread of very good food along with wine, held on the opera grounds. During dessert, a prominent local expert on opera gives a talk about the evening's performance. The Preview Buffet is by reservation only and the cost is $55 per person.

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Performing Art Information

Address:

301 Opera Dr., off U.S. 285/84, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87506, United States

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Phone:

505-986–5900; 800-280–4654

Published 07/22/2015

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