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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

L’Amour 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

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
 
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