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Santa Fe Opera House

301 Opera dr, Santa Fe, NM 87504-2408
505 986 5955
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Ranked #1 of 107 attractions in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Operas
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: A beautiful outdoor venue that offers music festivals in July and August.
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Santa Fe, NM
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Each summer the Opera puts on five operas ranging from the familiar to the brand new. The program is adventurous and the stars come from the Met, Lyric of Chicago, and international opera houses. It's a gem in the mountains, where you can watch the fabulous sunsets as the opera starts. Even if you're not an opera maven, the experience... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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78 reviews 78 reviews
6 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

To Opera or not to Opera, that is the question. Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the preconceived notion that opera is kin to pain No, tis not Opera a la Santa Fe is insane! I'd say we wouldn't be into opera either, if each evening at the Santa Fe Opera wasn't such an event. It's the whole... More

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We had a tour of the place in the winter when there were no performances. It was so impressive we can wait to go back for a performance. An open air stage is just WOW... Imagine the colors of a desert sun set , drama and music. The perfect combination.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The outdoor venue speaks for itself. We are at 7800 feet and if you aren't nuts about the opera, which usually won't happen, the night skies are MAGNIFICANT.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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88 reviews 88 reviews
14 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The Santa Fe Opera is a beautiful place to see an Opera. The selections change from year to year and just being at this venue is magical. Go early and bring dinner for an amazing pre-Opera tailgating experience!

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Brasilia, DF
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Even non-opera buffs will find themselves captivated here! English translations are shown at each individual seat so it's hard not to become an enthusiast. The setting is perfect and the performances unsurpassed. Wide range of seat prices and a small enough venue to ensure good viewing from every seat. It's a must do!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I worked at the Santa Fe Opera for many moons...retired the end of 2011 and now I can enjoy all the fabulous productions as a "civilian"...John Crosby picked the perfect spot and his legacy lives on with all the people behind and in front of the scene making this a world class opera house. The co mingling of man made... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I originally didn't want to spend the money to see an opera at Santa Fe, but my voice teacher told me that I absolutely had to see an opera there. He's sang there, his daughter has been an apprentice there for two years, and he said to absolutely make sure I wear a coat and to just get a cheap... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I was fortunate enough to attend an opera this last season in August here. This is an extremely unique and once in a lifetime experience that is a must see for Opera lovers and for Non-Opera lovers alike. Since the theatre is outdoors, there is such an added bonus of being able to see the sunset in the background and... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Just north of town and sitting atop a towering overlook is the Santa Fe Opera House. The SFOH is a gem in Santa Fe, and the reviews below gushing about 'world class', 'one-of-a-kind', etc., are not off the mark. We try to hit at least one opera every year at SFOH, and enjoy the performances and the venue immensely.

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