$23M project will expand, overhaul Santa Fe Opera

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Posted: Saturday, May 3, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 1:00 pm, Tue May 6, 2014.

Everything looks flawless on the stage of The Santa Fe Opera — the scenery, the props, the costumes. For music lovers, the whole experience, from the mountain views, occasional lightning displays and world-class musical performances, is matchless.

But off-stage and behind the scenes, things are far from perfect.

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  • Arthur Harmath posted at 3:50 am on Tue, May 6, 2014.

    Blackfish Posts: 1

    So your objection to it is....what? An organization that employs hundreds of people, attracts thousands of tourists who pump money into the local economy, is fully funding the expansion themselves through donations, will be using local construction companies and materials.......this is your big villain in society right now? Do tell me how this is getting you so riled up.

  • Gail Larson posted at 10:25 pm on Mon, May 5, 2014.

    Casper Posts: 9

    What? They have to sometimes "assemble a set on the open stage?" The paint shop has to sometimes "improvise?" There is "not enough room to even roll a rack of clothes?" The patrons have to suffer "long lines at the restrooms and bars?" What a travesty!!! To have to suffer such "deficiencies" is just plain wrong!!!! Thank God they have managed to raise $24 million so far. Perhaps the day laborers on De Vargas Street would be willing to volunteer their time and skills to help the SFO continue to be one of the most "successful companies in the United States." "Dire need?" What a pathetic joke.

  • Steve Salazar posted at 11:29 am on Sun, May 4, 2014.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 873

    And the best part, the rich will Robin Hood themselves to pay for this!


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