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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 109 Attractions in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: A beautiful outdoor venue that offers music festivals in July and August.
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Hermosa Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

There is no place in the world like the Santa Fe opera house which is also known as The Crosby Theater. The last performance I saw was Carmen. As with other operas that I have seen here, it was a modern interpretation of the classic opera and the performance was outstanding. Every seat offers an excellent view of the stage... More

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Norwalk Ct
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Excellent innovative sets with outstanding talent. Not your mother's opera. Dedicated help to seat and later exit for handicapped persons--very trained staff with personal attention. A good way to give someone a bit infirm a wonderful night out.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We heard good things about this and decided to check it out. We were fortunate in that the last concert of the season was happening the next day and we go tickets to Dwight Yoakam. We are not big country music fans but the setting made up for any lack of understanding we may have had of the music. The... More

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San Francisco
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

How can you go wrong with the beautiful setting of the Santa Fe Opera. Suggest trying the buffet dinner and the pre-performance lecture to introduce the nights performance. It was a magical night, highlighted by the thunder and lightening during the performance. Memorable experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Always -- good or bad -- something to write home about! A unique opera experience and a gratifying opera experience. We would go every year if we could.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Wonderful building. The tickets were a bit pricy, but then it costs a lot to mount a live production these days. I didn't find that updating the location to Mexico and making the smugglers narcotics trafficer's a benefit to the production. Just my opinion.

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Whittier, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Enchanting and such an amazing place! I love his place! Incredible view from the mountains and great sound and absence in this place so cool !

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Roswell, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The security was rude and heavy-handed. Screamed at my wife to sit down at concert when the whole place was standing.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

In Santa Fe for the evening and decided to go to the Opera to see Carmen. The theatre is amazing and the sides are open so you get to see the terrific sunsets as the backdrop to the stage. The production was good, if your in Santa Fe go you'll have a great evening.

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Highland Park, New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Simply the best--even when the productions seem to me to misfire, the singers--generally young and remarkable acting singers--are first-rate, the orchestra remarkable (especially for a group that plays together only in summer). The repertory is adventurous (including, usually, a new opera each summer). Finally: the setting, on a hilltop just north of Santa Fe, is asonishing: rainbows, sunsets--and then music.... More

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