June 28, 2017
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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

So Long, Farewell

SFR says adieu to a Santa Fe Opera and Chamber Music season full of talent

Theater & Stage Reviews Go ahead. Call the just-concluding season at the Santa Fe Opera the summer of the three (in alphabetical order!) divas: that would be Christine Brewer, Natalie Dessay and Patricia Racette. So why not call the j...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 John Stege

Chambered Rounds

Viga-rattling clarinet? It’s true.

Theater & Stage Reviews Samuel Johnson’s remark about Paradise Lost—“None ever wished it longer than it is”—came to mind twice at the Aug. 10 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival concert in St. Francis Auditor...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 John Stege
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