Well known soloist Alicia Solomon of Los Alamos will present highlights of the 2012 Santa Fe Opera season at 7 p.m., Thursday June 14 at Mesa Public Library.
The 2012 season runs June 29 – Aug. 25 and will feature five new productions, including three new to the Santa Fe Opera’s repertoire.
The season opens with Tosca, featuring the American debut of renowned soprano Amanda Echalaz.
Bizet’s stunning opera The Pearl Fishers will be performed for the first time in Santa Fe.
The season also features the world premiere of the new critical edition of Rossini’s Maometto II with rising Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni in the title role.
Mariusz Kwiecien returns to Santa Fe after appearing as the Count in The Marriage of Figaro in 2008 to sing the title role in Szymanowski’s King Roger in his native language, Polish.
And Strauss returns to Santa Fe after a hiatus of five years with Erin Wall in the title role of Arabella.
Solomon will provide an insider’s perspective of the Santa Fe Opera during Thursday’s presentation, which is free, however, donations are appreciated.