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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

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
 
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