June 28, 2016
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Well-Fed Herring

Albert Herring is stuffed to the gills with good cheer

Theater & Stage Reviews Comic opera hasn’t thrived over the last several dismal decades. Composers prefer to work the dark side. But fast-backward to July 1947 and the premieres of two comic survivors: Poulenc’s Les Mamell...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 John Stege

Do It for Dvorák

Amid a mixed week, a trio takes the lead.

Theater & Stage Reviews A touch of glamour opened the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s 38th season at St. Francis Auditorium last week, personified in Susan Graham, the festival’s first artist-in-residence, and Jake Heggi...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 John Stege

Thank Heaven

SFO persists to take risks, thanks to its new-music policy

Theater & Stage Reviews If the Santa Fe Opera ever gets to heaven, and it surely shall, one of the reasons will be its obstinate policy of producing—grandly and expensively—new, challenging, important and sometimes awful o...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 John Stege

Hell is Other Operas

SFO’s Hoffmann delivers a devilishly good spectacle

Theater & Stage Reviews If you’re feeling bewitched, bothered and bewildered when you come away from the Santa Fe Opera’s astonishing new production of Jacques Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, don’t wor...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 John Stege

Lucky 13

The odds look good for SFCMF’s 13th season

Theater & Stage Reviews A lucky 13th on the horizon? That might be Marc Neikrug’s upcoming 13th season as artistic director of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, a role he’s filled since 1998

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 John Stege

No Frills Flute

SFO singers flourish among few effects.

Theater & Stage Reviews Some wags were calling it Crosby’s curse—that super-colossal opening-night thunderstorm at the Santa Fe Opera.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 John Stege

Honest to Butterfly

SFO’s Madama Butterfly eschews its romanticized history

Theater & Stage Reviews If you hadn’t noticed, “The operas of Strauss and Puccini are false through and through.” This willfully intemperate statement appeared in Joseph Kerman’s must-read Opera as Drama, first...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 John Stege

Opera View

Take a seat for SFO’s upcoming season

Theater & Stage Reviews Any interview with the Santa Fe Opera's John Crosby, founder and general director until his retirement in 2000, tended to be an Event. Press shy, Crosby didn't much like playing interviewee. The odd smile might...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 John Stege

Double Time

SFNM and SFO give us two shows in which we trust

Theater & Stage Reviews Two compelling concerts in eight short daystake note of this really, really big finale to Santa Fe New Musics 2009- 2010 season thats winding up this week. Numero uno: a 4 pm program on June 1...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 John Stege

In the House

A Santa Fe landmark sparks musical heights.

Theater & Stage Reviews Sure. I know. High noon on a hot June Sunday may not shout “concert time” to Santa Fe chamber music mavens. Except, maybe, this coming Sunday when at noon, June 13, cool St. Francis Auditorium hos...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 John Stege
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Fire Starts in City Watershed

Major resources on tap to fight fire that began Thursday in the Santa Fe Watershed

Local News A small wildfire has ignited in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed, just upstream of McClure Reservoir and in the wilderness portion of the watershed.  ... More

June 23, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller


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