The world premiere of M. Butterfly, Tristan und Isolde, Rusalka, The Barber of Seville and The Magic Flute, plus the Apprentice Scenes concert and three performances at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Private lectures, superb meals, Deluxe rooms at La Posada de Santa Fe.
Santa Fe is one of our favourite destinations, and the Santa Fe Opera Festival is one of our favourite (and most popular) tours—proof that you needn’t travel across the globe for a very special opera getaway. What makes Santa Fe different is how wonderful it feels just being there – something about the magical combination of perfect weather, breathtaking landscape, charming Southwest architecture and friendly locals, as well as the scores of shops and galleries that make it impossible to walk the historic streets of this city without a smile on your face. And of course the quality of the performances that take place each night and the quality of the venue itself, the glorious mesa-top Crosby Theatre, is often a surprise to attendees.
Our 2020 tour includes five operas and an Apprentice Scenes performance at the stunning Santa Fe Opera. In addition the Santa Fe Opera programming, we will enjoy three noontime concerts at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and embark on tours that explore and celebrate the regional indigenous culture.
The world premiere of M. Butterfly — an opera based on a Tony-winning spin of Puccini’s beloved Madama Butterfly — anchors the 2020 season (SFO’s 64th). As well, we attend new productions of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Wagner’s epic Tristan und Isolde, Dvorák’s Rusalka, and a re-staging of Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
Our hotel will be La Posada de Santa Fe, located just steps from the Historic Plaza. La Posada combines the upscale amenities and refined accommodations of a modern resort with authentic adobe architecture. We will have Deluxe rooms with step-in showers for all guests.
As always, we will include private performance lectures with Oliver Prezant, and we will enjoy superb cuisine and wine at Santa Fe’s finest restaurants.
Tristan und Isolde
Conductor: James Gaffigan / Director: Zack Winokur
Tamara Wilson and Simon O’Neill, Ryan McKinney, Eric Owens, and David Leigh
Conductor: Xian XZhang / Director: James Robinson
Hera Hyesang Park, David Bizic, Kangmin Justin Kim, Kevin Burdette, and Joshua Dennis
Conductor: Harry Bicket / Director: David Pountney
Ailyn Perez, Eric Cutler, James Creswell, Michaela Martens, and Alexandra Lobianco
The Barber of Seville
Conductor: Corrado Rovaris
Emily D’Angelo, Jack Swanson, Audun Iverson, Scott Conner and Kevin Burdette
The Magic Flute
Conductor: Harry Bicket / Director: Tim Albery
Eric Ferring. Joelle Harvey, Audrey Luna, Joshua Hopkins, and James Creswell