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Infinite Jest

Theater Grottesco’s dark comedy is its own classic

Theater & Stage Reviews Leave your First Folio at the door. As Grottesco’s 12th Night unfolds, Shakespeare’s original becomes increasingly irrelevant. The production is finally a self-contained story with no bearing on Twe...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 Peter Breslin

Raise a Parting Glass

A familiar face says goodbye to the Santa Fe Opera

Theater & Stage Reviews Gaddes will be remembered warmly as the man who respected the SFO’s traditions, extended its reach and expanded its artistic horizons.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 John Stege

Closing the chamber door

With careful subtlety to this end

Theater & Stage Reviews The season winds down.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 John Stege

Musical Hunters

Hochman and Orion Prove Their Musical Worth

Theater & Stage Reviews The next time you’re waiting for things to happen in St. Francis Auditorium, courtesy of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, glance up at those three microphone lines elegantly looped and dangled above t...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 John Stege

the sound of the infinite

The Chamber Music Festival covers the spectrum of classical sounds.

Theater & Stage Reviews Noon-time chamber music concerts are a very good thing. They’re relatively informal, they’re untroubled by intermissions, and they set the audience free in plenty of time for a lovely lunch. The mus...

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 John Stege

A World of Music

The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival leaves the ears full

Theater & Stage Reviews A chamber music program such as the one opening the current season in St. Francis Auditorium could never have happened in 1973. For one thing, this year’s opener alone required 14 artists—the total ...

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 John Stege

Mother's little helper

Adriana Mater makes the opera a family affair

Theater & Stage Reviews People will say, “Oh, so this is a feminist opera, then,” and having provided a neat label feel they’ve settled the matter. Or, again, “Oh, so this is an anti-war opera,” and provi...

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 John Stege

Opera, seriously

Get a handle on baroque style.

Theater & Stage Reviews Radamisto, Handel’s first opera seria for London and now on view at the Santa Fe Opera in an eye-filling, neo-baroque staging, was meant to astound audiences. It still does.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 John Stege

HEY THERE, SAILOR

There are no words to mince with Billy Budd

Theater & Stage Reviews The Santa Fe Opera's gleaming new production of Billy Budd justifies Britten’s arduous, hugely rewarding effort on nearly every level. First, there’s Teddy Tahu Rhodes, whose performance in the titl...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 John Stege

STARLIGHT

Big names for a big festival

Theater & Stage Reviews It became mighty clear in my annual pre-festival chat-up with artistic director Marc Neikrug that surprise and contrast play a major role in the way he’s planned many of this season’s Santa Fe Chamb...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 John Stege
 
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