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Summer Santa Fe Travel Event Highlight: 2019 Santa Fe Opera

Santa Fe Opera
Enhancements provided by Santa Fe Opera

The Santa Fe Opera is world renowned for performances featuring apprentices, unique interpretations, and it’s stunning architectural property. I must confess, it’s something that we highly recommend to Santa Fe visitors in July and August. If you’ve never seen an Opera Performance, Santa Fe is a great place to introduce yourself. If you’re an Opera Enthusiast then Santa Fe Opera will be a good addition to your repertoire of performance viewings. Santa Fe’s nickname is “The City Different” and thus the tradition is carried on throughout many Santa Fe cultural events- including the Santa Fe Opera performances. Other unique opportunities the Opera offers to make your visit memorable are as follows:

Backstage Tours

Discover how an opera production comes together! The “behind-the-scenes” tour explores many a production and front-of-house areas. Tours for 2017 season will be offered once daily at 9:00 am, Monday through Friday: May 27 through August 23, 2019. Meet at the Box Office for a 1 hour tour.  Reservations are not required. For more information, please call Santa Fe Opera directly at 1-800-280-4654

Ranch Tours

An extended tour of the grounds known as the “Opera Ranch,” meets at the Box Office at 10:00am on the following Fridays:  June 28, July 26, and August 23 in 2019 and includes a “Meet the Artists” presentation by one of our apprentice singers.  The Ranch Tour is $10. Reservations are not required.

Opera Insider Days

A free event of The Santa Fe Opera on Saturdays (June 1 – August 24, 2019) beginning at 8:30 am for coffee, juice, and pastries! Enjoy a lively talk from an opera insider, and conclud with a tour of the backstage. Reservations are not required. 2019 Opera Insider Days SCHEDULE AS FOLLOWS:

Saturdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22 &  29 @ 8:30 AM
Saturdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 @ 8:30 AM
Saturdays, August 3, 10, 17 &  24 @ 8:30 AM

Reservations are not required.

Prelude Talks

A great beginning to your evening’s performance.  Talks are complimentary to ticket holders. Meeting in Stieren Orchestra Hall twice before most performances. The first talk is given two hours before the performance. Second talk takes place an one hour before. Due to popularity, the first talk is recommended for best seating. Prelude Talks are not offered on June 28, August 10, or before the Apprentice Showcase Scenes. Seating is limited – reservations are not required.

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Opera Shop

Offering unique assortment of fun, fascinating, and fashionable gifts! Music, books, videos, jewelry, home goods, and activity kits for kids, can be found in the Shop.
Monday–Saturday         10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Performance Evenings     10:00 am – through intermission and post-performance

Family Night

Family nights

Family Nights makes coming to the opera a more accessible experience for all, providing an incredible opportunity for families to purchase tickets that would normally cost $100 or more.


505-986-5900 – or – 800-280-4654

In-Season Hours (mid-June through August): Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm, Mountain Time
Off-Season Hours (September through mid-June): Monday Through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, Mountain Time

Information provided thanks to The Santa Fe Opera Website- please contact the Opera directly if you have specific questions regarding opportunities. Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn provides affordable downtown Santa Fe accommodations with Free parking to Guests of the Santa Fe Opera 2017 season- Enjoy!
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