Purists who insist on absolute fidelity to the opera’s original time and place are hereby warned away; others should invest in tickets to one of the remaining performances of Così fan tutte.
An age-old story of love and fidelity, Così fan tutte follows two couples engaged to be married. The Santa Fe Opera’s new production takes the audience to a somewhere (or is it a nowhere?) far from 18th-century Naples.
“Rock music is essentially a hybrid type of music that incorporates elements of folk and blues and country and gospel and whatever, like that. Camper [Van Beethoven] has a broad palette of styles that it incorporates. We get into the Eastern European stuff, all the surf stuff that was heavily influenced by Middle Eastern music,” said front man David Lowery. Lowery brings his two bands, Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker, to The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18.
Five dinners. Five operas. So many possible pairings. Pasatiempo plucks imaginative food options — all based on elements in the works — from the stories of Santa Fe Opera’s 2019 season.
The colorful brass band/Mardi Gras Indian group Cha Wa plays Music on the Hill in Santa Fe at St. John’s College, 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, and at Albuquerque’s Outpost Performance Space at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 18.
Slow down. If life gets hectic, sit still, if just for a minute. Summer’s heat and five planets in retrograde ask us to take our time and think things through. Catch up and reconnect with the past, work on old projects, and handle life right here, right now.
Così fan tutte can be viewed as the quintessence of the Enlightenment, the 18th-century movement that believed “The proper study of mankind is man,” as Alexander Pope put it in An Essay on Man.
Choreographer Nicolo Fonte’s full-length work for the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet was inspired by dying flowers. It’s called Beautiful Decay.
The mixed-media exhibition I Don’t Have a Type, created by three Albuquerque artists, Caitlin Carcerano, Emma Rose Casady, and Izabelle Fernandez, opens at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at [AC]2 Gallery.
The appeal of this stirring documentary is the pleasure it affords in spending of a couple of hours in the world of the great Toni Morrison, her friends, and her literary legacy.
Joseph Johnson steps outside his orchestra roles this weekend in a pair of solo concerts that will test his instrumental voice: 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, at SITE Santa Fe and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 14, at Las Puertas Event Center in Albuquerque.
Members of the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, along with American and international musicians, will appear in various unexpected combinations as the second season of Chambe…
The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival launches its 2019 season Sunday, July 14 with a concert highlighted by the New Mexico premiere of IF, a monodrama for soprano and ensemble by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison. Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Schubert are also on the program, which will be repeated on Monday, July 15.
It’s not your imagination. The catchy Guster song that you’ve been hearing on the radio, “Overexcited,” does sound remarkably like the 1982 Madness hit “Our House.” And Guster front man Ryan Miller really is singing in a British accent as he narrates a neighborhood walk.
When the audience settles into their seats and Puccini’s beloved score begins, they’ll see one face of La bohème, just one facet, the one they were intended to see. But there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes before, during, and after a performance.
AMP coordinated the 4th of July Music Weekend Getaway in Taos’ Kit Carson Park, where Lake Street Dive plays on Friday, July 5. The band is part of a multi-day lineup that kicked off with WAR and Ozomatli on July 4 and finishes on Saturday, July 6, with The Mavericks and Los Lobos.
Many summers ago, I tagged along on a weekend trip to Las Vegas, Nevada, with some friends who were serious habitual gamblers. We stayed at the Stardust Resort and Casino, which had not yet been imploded and razed, and while I clearly recall a friend winning $25,000 during one very long night of baccarat, I have utterly forgotten any specifics about the food we ate.
Sculptor Eugenie Shonnard’s (1886-1978) lovely Santa Fe residence at 1411 Paseo de Peralta now serves as the quarters of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.
The Santa Fe Wine Festival is celebrating its 26th anniversary with a wide range of festivities at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, featuring New Mexican wines from 20 vintners around the state. The event runs from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 6, and Sunday, July 7.
On the evening of July 11, the Santa Fe Plaza plays host to scores of artists from around the globe with the International Folk Art Market’s annual “Procession of Nations.” The free community celebration starts with the folk-artist procession at 5:30 p.m.; music begins at 6:00 p.m.
It’s gospel in the publishing business that readers want light, enjoyable fare this time of year, and Very Nice, Marcy Dermansky’s fourth novel, fits the bill.
Sabine Hauert is a robotics researcher intrigued by the problem-solving possibilities inherent in engineering robotic swarms. Her lecture, “Swarm Engineering Across Scales,” takes place at the Lensic at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9.
"Eureka!" is the theme for the 12th annual, family-friendly Los Alamos ScienceFest that takes place from Tuesday, July 9, through Sunday, July 14, at various Los Alamos venues.
At 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, Thollem McDonas kicks off a six-month U.S. tour, performing solo piano and in various ensembles at Littleglobe, a collaborative art nonprofit on Fox Road. The concert features his ever-changing Everywhere Quintet and his Silver Ochre duo, with video artist ACVilla.
A lot of novelists try to capture Washington, D.C., but not many get it right. So what makes a great Washington book? That depends on which D.C. the author is trying to portray.
The Santa Fe Opera returns on Friday, June 28, with the comfortably familiar, the visionary offbeat, and a lot that’s brand new in Season 63.
“In some ways, this opera speaks to artists of all sorts,” costume designer Camellia Koo said, counting herself and her crew among those who could relate to the day-to-day struggles the characters go through.
The French opera The Pearl Fishers premiered in 1863 and quickly became beloved for its stunning composition, especially the duet, which is considered by opera experts to be one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written.
World premiere of La bohème was Feb. 1, 1896, Teatro Regio, Turin, Italy; music by Giacomo Puccini, Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. The Santa Fe Opera 2019 production is directed by Mary Birnbaum and conducted by Jader Bignamini.
A recent exhibition at The Davis Museum at Wellesley College and its accompanying catalog put forth a suggestive premise: Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey is not, as its title says, a survey. And yet it is.
This summer, the downtown Albuquerque gallery 516 ARTS is dedicated to two artists with concurrent solo shows. Mira Burack and Paula Wilson explore similar themes, born in part from their experiences moving to New Mexico — Cerrillos and Carrizozo, respectively — from more urban settings.
There are a few awkward moments and a few self-consciously stylized passages that may feel like gestures toward one director or another, but by and large, it all works.
Though it might not rock as hard as an actual Queen concert, a free outdoor screening of the biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, in the Railyard Park at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 28, is a great place to start a weekend of Pride festivities.
Director Nick Mead’s documentary on Bruce Springsteen’s longtime saxophonist, Clarence Clemons, creates a tone of poignancy right from its opening credits.
Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert: My Life Among the Navajo People (Balboa Press), is the first in a series of four memoirs by Erica M. Elliott. She will sign copies at Garcia Street Books at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 30.
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