A Look at the Santa Fe Opera Season for 2017

A Look at the Santa Fe Opera Season for 2017

2017 Santa Fe Opera Season

The 2017 Santa Fe Opera season is shaping up to be a big one with five opera productions, including the World Premiere of “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.”

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The season will kick off on June 30, 2017 with “Die Fledermaus.” Next will be “Lucia di Lammermoor” followed by “The Golden Cockerel.” Next up is, perhaps, the most anticipated Opera of the season; the World Premiere of “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.” The last Opera to start its run for the 2017 Santa Fe Opera season is “Alcina.”

Here are details on the 2017 Santa Fe Opera lineup, including dates:

Opera: Die Fledermaus: Johann Strauss Jr.
Dates: June 30, July 5, 8, 14, August 1, 7, 14, 19, 26
Description: “The greatest example of the Viennese operetta style, Die Fledermaus centers on a brilliant masked ball, given by a Russian prince, which brings together its main characters. This three-act excursion from bedchamber to ballroom to prison explores both the comic and serious aspects of human emotion.
Conductor: Rory Macdonald
Director: Ned Canty
Scenic Designer: Allen Moyer
Costume Designer: Zack Brown
Lighting Designer: Duane Schuler
Chorus Master: Susanne Sheston

Opera: Lucia Di Lammermoor: Gaetano Donizetti
Dates: July 1, 7, 12, 21, 31, August 5, 8, 12, 16, 24
Description: “Based on a novel by Sir Walter Scott, Lucia di Lammermoor is the story of a desperate woman who is caught between her duty to her family and her love for the man who is her family’s enemy. She is conspired against, betrayed, bullied, and blackmailed, and finally takes refuge in her own madness, set to one of Donizetti’s most powerful and provocative arias.”
Conductor: Corrado Rovaris
Director: Ron Daniels
Scenic Designer: Riccardo Hernandez
Costume Designer: Emily Rebholz
Lighting Designer: Christopher Akerlind
Video Designer: Peter Nigrini
Chorus Master: Susanne Sheston

Opera: The Golden Cockerel: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Dates: July 15, 19, 28, August 3, 9, 18
Description: “Rimsky-Korsakov’s final opera is at once a simple and complex adaptation of a modern Russian fairytale set by Alexander Pushkin. Like a Fabergé egg, The Golden Cockerel is a brilliantly constructed and ornamented work of art containing an even greater and more surprising treasure—a moral for those in power who do not take their responsibility seriously.”
Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume
Director: Paul Curran
Scenic & Costume Designer: Gary McCann
Lighting Designer: Paul Hackenmueller
Chorus Master: Susanne Sheston

Opera: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs: Music by Mason Bates & Libretto by Mark Campbell
Dates: July 22, 26, August 4, 10, 15, 25
Description:The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs begins at a critical moment in Jobs’ life and circles back to examine the people and experiences that shaped one of the most influential figures of our time: his father’s mentorship, his devotion to Buddhism, his relationships, his rise and fall as a mogul, and finally his marriage to Laurene Jobs, who showed him the power of human connection. This world premiere opera, with music by Mason Bates and libretto by Mark Campbell, captures the buzzing sphere of Silicon Valley with a kinetic electro-acoustic score, an absorbing non-linear narrative, and a high-tech production.”
Conductor: Michael Christie (July 22, 26, August 4, 10, 15); Robert Tweten (August 25)
Director: Kevin Newbury
Scenic Designer: Victoria “Vita” Tzykun
Costume Designer: Paul Carey
Lighting Designer: Japhy Weideman
Projection Design: 59 Productions
Choreographer: Sam Pinkleton
Chorus Master: Susanne Sheston

Opera: Alcina: George Frideric Handel
Dates: July 29, August 2, 11, 17, 23
Description: “The sorceress queen Alcina has created a paradise to lure her many lovers into her power. Although Ruggiero forsakes his duty and his betrothed while under the enchantress’ spell, Alcina’s humanity is ultimately exposed. In Handel’s most magical and exotic opera, true love triumphs, restoring all that had been transformed.”
Conductor: Harry Bicket
Director: David Alden
Scenic & Costume Designer: Gideon Davey