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Absurdly Entertaining

Come on, get happy

Opera Director Laurent Pelly takes a long, unsentimental look at Don Pasquale and sees a hard-boiled comedy of trickery and deception, embellished with worldly wit and a spritz of cruelty, all packaged in a...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 John Stege

Sex, Drugs and Videotape

SFO’s Carmen Lite

Opera If there’s one thing that the Santa Fe Opera’s new production of Bizet’s Carmen proved last Friday night, it’s the power of positive projection.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 John Stege

SFO '14: So Many Operas

So few corpses

Opera These be precarious financial times for most US opera companies. The SFO can be seriously proud that since its 1956 founding, the company has never run a deficit. Ever.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 John Stege

Picky, Picky, Picky

A biased guide for the musically perplexed

Art Features When eminent musicologist Duke Ellington grandly proclaimed, “It’s all music,” he probably didn’t have Santa Fe’s summer scene in mind. But he could have. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 John Stege
Monday, April 28, 2014 John Stege

It’s Alive!!!

Opera Lust at the Lensic

Art Features I’ve caught a few transmissions at other venues, but the Lensic version remains in a class by itself, given our town’s ravenous opera lust. Preshow audiences greet, air-kiss and gossip in the theater’s ja...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 John Stege

Summer’s Ending

With another lurking in the wings

Arts When Charles MacKay, general director of the Santa Fe Opera, stepped into the spotlight Aug. 19 just before the final La donna del lago of the season, the audience gasped a collective uh-oh. Who’d cancelled? ...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 John Stege

Robert Who?

Plus that avid uxoricide Gesualdo’s maddening madrigals

Arts “Well. I think they must have just about run out of Schumann.” And so went an overheard comment at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s Aug. 15 evening concert. The occasion? Number three of four concert...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 John Stege

Where Are the Songs of Summer?

In our own backyard no less

Art Features What? Yet more song cycles from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival? Well, why ever not, since the SFCMF’s 4th and penultimate week’s opening concerts Aug. 4/5 showcased a couple of the crazy successes of ...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 John Stege

Cycling the Romantics

Lieder-lovers take note

Art Features Keyboards have been seriously in style at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival ever since a pianist, the late Alicia Schachter, founded the SFCMF with her husband, Sheldon Rich, in 1972

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 John Stege
 
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