The Santa Fe Opera Guild (SFOG) is reaching out to those who have had limited exposure to opera, are curious, or would like to learn more about this art form.
‘Discover Opera’: Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask is designed to provide an entertaining, instructive, and interactive experience. The morning will be devoted to the history of the art form, music styles, and an introduction to voice types.
This will include live performances of selections from the Santa Fe Opera’s 2022 season—Bizet’s Carmen, Rossini’s Barber of Seville, Verdi’s Falstaff, and Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. After a break for lunch there will be presentations and a panel discussion of the complex process of producing opera: Stage Direction, Sets, Costumes, Lighting, and Special Effects.
The principal presenter and program organizer Dr. Kathleen Wilson has taught opera history and began the opera program at the University of New Hampshire.
The singers who will perform live are:
Carlos Archuleta, baritone, André Garcia-Nuthmann, tenor, Steven Kerchoff, bass, Kehar Koslowsky, mezzo-soprano, Jennifer Perez, soprano, and Nathan Salazar, pianist.
Discover Opera meets 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4 at O’Shaughnessy Hall, a covered, outdoor venue on the Santa Fe Opera campus.
The cost is $20. First-time ticket buyers who are New Mexico residents will be entitled to purchase two tickets to the opera of their choice for 40 percent off at the Box Office. Participants may bring a sack lunch or purchase food in the Opera’s cantina.
For information online and to register: Discoveropera.us; PO Box 2371 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504 or call 888.646.3430 x 504. guildsofsfo/santafe.