Santa Fe Opera 2019 Details Released

Santa Fe Opera 2019 Details Released

Santa Fe Opera 2019

The Santa Fe Opera has released details for its 2019 season. Below, we you will find what operas will be performed, a description of the opera and performance dates. The Santa Fe Opera is one of the most renowned operas in the world!

Santa Fe Opera Performances for 2019:

  • LA BOHÈME
  • LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES (THE PEARL FISHERS)
  • COSÌ FAN TUTTE
  • JENŮFA
  • THE THIRTEENTH CHILD
  • RENÉE FLEMING SINGS LETTERS FROM GEORGIA

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Santa Fe Opera 2019 Details:

Opera: LA BOHÈME

Description: “The seamstress and the poet. The singer and the painter. The musician. The philosopher. Young and poor and consumed with love, they led “charming and terrible lives” in 19th-century Paris. They lived in Latin Quarter garrets, furnished mostly with hope for the future. They fraternized with famous writers and artists at the Café Momus, finding a place in a rapidly changing society. They tasted the freedom and perils of a freelance economy; and endured epidemics of passion and jealousy, hunger and disease.”

2019 Performance Dates: June 28; July 3, 6, 12, 19, 29; August 3, 7, 12, 17, 20, 24

Composer: Giacomo Puccini

Opera: LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES (THE PEARL FISHERS)

Description: “The story is set in ancient times on the shores of Ceylon, where Zurga, ruler of the pearl fishers, is reunited with his long-lost comrade Nadir. Their friendship duet, which recounts a mutual passion for the heavenly Leïla, is the epitome of bromance in music. Both men renounced her to save their friendship, but her unexpected return soon traps them again in ‘the accursed snares of love.'”

2019 Performance Dates: June 29; July 5, 10, 30; August 8, 16, 23

Composer: Georges Bizet

Opera: COSÌ FAN TUTTE

Description: “Mozart and Da Ponte’s final collaboration has delighted, confounded, and rewarded viewers ever since its 1790 premiere in Vienna. Their “School for Lovers” sports a highly experienced faculty and a progressive curriculum — required reading and written papers have all been replaced by experiential learning. There’s a devil of a final exam, though, especially for two young couples about to be married. It’s a lab project in which they dissect the question, “Are you in love, or in love with the idea of love?” They’re also required to change partners, and much to their surprise, they discover that being engaged to someone special doesn’t preclude being especially attracted to someone else.”

2019 Performance Dates: July 13, 17, 26; August 1, 5, 13, 22

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Opera: JENŮFA

Description: “All eyes in the village are on Jenůfa. Her fiancé sees only a trophy wife. Her rejected suitor sees a chance to avenge the most cutting wrongs in his past. Her righteous stepmother sees her own life’s tragedy about to recur in her stepdaughter. The results are two unspeakable crimes which ultimately lead to the opera’s true theme — that the wounds of troubled lives can be assuaged through acceptance, forgiveness, and hope. Janáček’s pioneering score pulses with vibrant rhythms, pungent harmonies, and lyrical declamation.”

2019 Performance Dates: July 20, 24; August 2, 6, 15

Composer: Leoš Janáček

Opera: THE THIRTEENTH CHILD

Description: “Forget about magic beans and bowls of porridge — this fairy tale is a “down-to-the-wire” thriller, inspired by the Brothers Grimm. A paranoid king banishes his twelve sons in favor of Lyra, the thirteenth child. When Princess Lyra learns about her long-lost brothers, she embarks on a quest to find them. And then, like all the best fairy tales, it has an enchanted forest, riddles, a handsome prince, an ogre, a horrible mistake and a nearly impossible feat for Princess Lyra to perform if everything is to be put right.”

2019 Performance Dates: July 27, 31; August 9, 14, 21

Composer: Poul Ruders

Special: RENÉE FLEMING SINGS LETTERS FROM GEORGIA

Description: Renowned American soprano Renée Fleming makes her Santa Fe Opera debut on Saturday, August 10, 2019. The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Harry Bicket, collaborates with Ms. Fleming on Kevin Puts’ Letters From Georgia and Richard Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs).

2019 One Night Only: August 10