To most of us, the stark, arid landscape of northern New Mexico doesn’t look remotely like a perfect setting for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. But then, most of us aren’t Netia Jones, the British polymath serving as stage director and designer of the scenery, costumes, and projections for Benjamin Britten’s masterful version of the Shakespeare work at the Santa Fe Opera.

Free screenings of three productions in the Santa Fe Opera’s current season will be shown at Villa Linda Park in August. Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro launches the s…

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‘Eugene Onegin’ is one of the company’s most successful productions of a mainstream piece in several seasons.

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A Greek tragedy and a Gothic novel that were both considered so horrifying they should be read only by those with the strongest constitutions underlie the Santa Fe Opera’s 17th world premiere, The Lord of Cries, which opened Saturday.

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Pasatiempo speaks with Stage Director Laurie Feldman, Conductor Harry Bicket, and bass-baritone Nicholas Brownlee (Figaro) in preparation for the Santa Fe Opera's premiere of The Marriage of Figaro.

Mozart’s Don Giovanni was first staged 233 years ago at Prague’s Estates Theater, and a new production there has just been released online through OperaVision.

This Little Light of Mine tells the story of Fannie Lou Hamer, a Black former sharecropper whose political activism lead to the passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965.

With its small population, New Mexico wasn’t at the top of the list for touring attractions. Nevertheless, by 1908, there were no fewer than 15 opera houses and theaters in the state.

What's Thanksgiving without a little family dysfunction (or a lot)? Since most of us won't be traveling this year or opening our houses to family members and friends, here are some streaming opera performances to fill the void.

The opera world’s most innovative pandemic response comes from the Finnish National Opera, which quickly pivoted from a planned season-opening production of Richard Wa…

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The Metropolitan Opera hosts a ticketed series called Met Stars Live in Concert. Husband-and-wife team Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kursak perform via livestream on Sunday, Aug. 16.

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This week's Santa Fe Opera at Home focuses on Rusalka, Antonín Dvořák's “lyrical fairy tale,” which premiered in Prague in 1901.

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The Magic Flute is a work that presents us with the perfect paradox — a piece that is quite likely the best of all possible introductions to opera for a child or a first-timer, yet one which offers repeated rewards to the most experienced attendees

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How did Richard Strauss orchestrate such a "brilliantly conceived" opera, as Sir Mark Elder once wrote about Salome? We break down the first page of the score for you.