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Maometto il Magnifico

Rossini’s Maometto II brings tragic grandeur to the Santa Fe Opera

Performing Arts If you’ve ever wondered about the word “grand” in grand opera, look no further than the compelling production of Rossini’s tragic opera, Maometto II, now on view at the Santa Fe Opera.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 John Stege

Success from Excess

Santa Fe's 40th Chamber Music Festival does it all

Performing Arts Just ask Marc Neikrug, longtime artistic director of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, what he thinks about audiences here in the City Diff, and be prepared for a shock. "They are way, way better than in Ne...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 John Stege

A Pearl of Great Price

Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers shimmers at the Santa Fe Opera

Performing Arts When you stop to think about it, Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers is pretty much a silent movie, yes? Except with sound, of course. Consider the setting: ancient Ceylon à la MGM’s back lot. Consider the

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 John Stege

Toscissima

Opening night performance of Tosca thrills and excites

Performing Arts If the great Austro-American film director and actor Erich von Stroheim famously became known as the man you love to hate, Puccini’s Tosca, opening the Santa Fe Opera’s 56th season last Friday, ma

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 John Stege

Future of Farming

Art and activism find fertile soil with collective pract

Performing Arts Amy Franceschini wants to build a land bridge between art and activism. As a founder of the artist collective Futurefarmers spoke at Tipton Hall on the Santa Fe University of Art and Design campus Monday nigh...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Matthew Irwin

Operatic Endtime

SFO’s imaginative local flavor is a wrap...until next year

Performing Arts “Only in New Mexico.” That’s the motto emblazoned on the cover of the Santa Fe Opera’s 2011 season brochure.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 John Stege

Exit Festival

Chamber Music Festival enjoys artistic (and financial) success

Performing Arts Walking up the aisle at the Lensic Performing Arts Center during intermission at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s last concert of the season on Aug. 22, I heard startled comments everywhere: “W...

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 John Stege

Autumnal Hymn

Chamber Music Festival boldly heralds the season

Performing Arts Believe it: Summer’s on the wane. The kids are back in school; cottonwood leaves are falling into the Acequia Madre; and when you read this, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s 39th season will be...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 John Stege

Youth and Beauty

Young chamber musicians add flair to technical skill

Performing Arts When Gyorgy Sándor thundered through Schumann’s “Carnaval” in Alamogordo’s public school auditorium a few decades ago, a little kid in the audience fell tumultuously in love with ...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 John Stege

Putting on "Ayre"

Chamber Music Festival explores genre-busting territory

Performing Arts A couple of years ago, a high-ranking local impresario opined that the Argentinean composer Osvaldo Golijov, after a promising career start, had gone commercial and sold out to mere popular taste.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 John Stege
 
 
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