Santa Fe Opera Year in Review – 2016

Santa Fe Opera Year in Review – 2016

Santa Fe Opera - 2016

The Santa Fe Opera is known as one of the top operas in the World. Artists travel from around the globe to take courses and perform with the Opera. In this article, we will take a closer look at the 2016 Year in Review for the Santa Fe Opera.

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Over the years, the Santa Fe Opera has undergone many changes, additions, and expansions. Every year it has grown and 2016 was no exception.

Here are some highlights and facts from the 2016 Santa Fe Opera Season:

Season: 60th season!

Opera Productions: There were five opera productions in 2016.

Performances: There were 37 performances of five operas.

Premieres: There were two company premieres.

Season-Opening Opera: La Fanciulla del West.

Other Operas: Don Giovanni, Vanessa, Roméo et Juliette, and Capricco.

Ticket Sales: $8.5 million.

Opera Attendance: 75,000 people.

Capacity: Over the course of the season, 91% of the Crosby Theater was full.

Demographics: 50% of guests were from New Mexico. 48% were from other states and the remaining 2% visited the Santa Fe Opera from other countries.

Contributions: $8.3 million.

Contract Extensions: Chief Conductor Harry Bicket has renewed his contract with the Santa Fe Opera through the 2020 season.

In 2016, the Santa Fe Opera also held a week-long 60th anniversary celebration, bringing together past cast, crew, alumni, and artists from the Opera’s 60-year history.

Here’s what the Santa Fe Opera has to say about it’s 2016 “Setting the Stage” campaign:

“The generosity of Santa Fe Opera’s Board of Directors and hundreds of individual donors has resulted in $41.9 of $45 million raised for the “Setting the Stage” campaign. Behind the scenes, our production staff returned in 2016 to new and expansive paint, props, and scene shops while audience members enjoyed extended terraces on the north side of the Crosby Theatre and a new Opera Club. The Opera’s renovation continues in the spring of 2017 with construction of an on-site props storage building and the repaving and landscaping of the main patron parking lot.”

One of the most anticipated productions for the 2017 season is The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.

Here is a closer look at The Making of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs: