You be the judge!

Ardeen Pierre (left) and Sarah Saturnino in a 2021 apprentice scene performance; photo Tira Howard, courtesy Santa Fe Opera

You can’t twirl your chair around like the judges do on The Voice, but you can still be a talent scout at the Santa Fe Opera’s apprentice scenes on Sunday, Aug. 21. Those still feeling the effect of the company’s long Wagner drought will be pleased by the opening scene from Siegfried. Seldom-seen repertory includes excerpts from Rossini’s Armida, Massenet’s Cinderella, and Robert Ward’s The Crucible.

Sure-fire crowd-pleasers close the two halves of the program: the finale of Die Fledermaus‘ first act (aka “The Champagne Chorus”) and the trio and duet that end Der Rosenkavalier, respectively. Mozart and Verdi are also represented, with music from Don Giovanni and La Traviata.

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