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Blustering and Blasting

Don Giovanni could use some taming

Theater & Stage Reviews There’s nothing mild about the Santa Fe Opera’s current production of Don Giovanni, a revival from the 2004 season. It’s still the unsubtle, in-your-face show it was five years ago. Familiarit...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 John Stege

Sumptuous Summer

The Chamber Music Festival’s musical menu is delectably diverse

Theater & Stage Reviews “It’s amazing—all these really, really good people coming here for such a short time. There’s nothing like it,” Marc Neikrug, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s longtime a...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 John Stege

Bel Canto, Pronto

SFO’s updated Elixir is well-staged and heartfelt

Theater & Stage Reviews Be warned, please: The Santa Fe Opera’s charming, warm-hearted new production of Gaetano Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love is liable to give you a bad case of those morning-after-the-opera, just-can&rs...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 John Stege

LAmour to La Morte

Natalie Dessay shines in SFO’s La Traviata

Theater & Stage Reviews If Natalie Dessay makes a spectacular theatrical debut as Violetta in the Santa Fe Opera’s new production of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, and she does, it’s no thanks to Director Laurent Pell...

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 John Stege

New Blood

A new general director takes the reins at SFO

Theater & Stage Reviews It’s hard times for the opera business these days. Schedules are being pruned and contracts renegotiated everywhere, from the Met on down. The Baltimore Opera Company filed for bankruptcy this s

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 John Stege

Opera is for the Birds

Birds of a feather flock to youth opera

Theater & Stage Reviews Santa Fe New Music presents a youth opera based on a Russian folk tale.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 John Stege

Krazy for Kabuki

Ka*Bu*Ki review from the culture annals of SFR's blog

Theater & Stage Reviews Santa Fe's glimpse of the Revolutions International Theater Festival disolved the mystery behind the techniques and aesthetic of a grand Japanese form with humor,  and without degrading the elegance and tr...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 Patricia Sauthoff

Interview with Shelley Hirsch

Hirsch performs with Word Virus in Santa Fe.

Theater & Stage Reviews Shelley Hirsch has a way with words. Actually, the writer, singer, musician and performer has her way with words. Hirsch manipulates the boundaries of language and sound to create stories that encompass both th...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Patricia Sauthoff

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
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