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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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Taos, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

loved the opera Carmen and the beautiful opera house open to the sunset. The performers and productions are always first class. However the restrooms are inadequate for the number of folks using them at intermission...the womens' line was very long, making some late for the second half of the performance. Something needs to be done about increasing the number of... More

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Granville, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I know it is redundant but it really is a beautiful setting. We saw a wonderful production of The Impresario and Le Rossignol. Highly recommended for all except young children when visiting Santa Fe.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I was less than impressed with the production of "Carmen" we saw but the outdoor theater couldn't be beat. Loves the sunset and the nighttime fragrance of the plants. Be sure to go to the opera preview talk (free) ....they are lively and informative.

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Midland, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Carmen is my favorite Opera and I have seen many iterations of it. The Santa Fe Opera House is a beautiful venue. It is state of the art, with English and Spanish subtitles that are projected from a small screen in front of every seat. The vocals were top notch, the staging was a bit strange and there were a... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Beethoven's Fidelio was wonderful. The $25 picnic dinner was a ton of delicious food and well worth the convenience. We were surprised how being outside didn't affect the acoustics and even enhanced the experience. The 1/2 hour talk beforehand was very worthwhile with a charismatic local professor.

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Brighton, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Tailgating is a must. It was quite the experience with breathtaking views. Do wear your best and bring the champagne. Carmen was amazing!

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San Luis Obispo, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We saw Don Pasquale and were not planning to stay for the entire program because we were so tired from that day's drive, but it was funny and excellent, so we did. As I read the previous evaluations, I found that they said nearly everything I had planned to say, so I'll add just a few things: First, that the... More

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Paso Robles, CA
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195 reviews 195 reviews
48 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Very much worth planning for! Excellent opera in a spectacular hilltop setting; outdoor but with covering overhead. Well-designed electronic libretto with English or Spanish translations on the backs of each seat. Book the very convenient opera shuttle when you purchase your tickets (the opera building is out of town and draws a real crowd on narrow access roads with congestion... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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86 reviews 86 reviews
12 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful venue for a first-class production of 'Don Pasquale'! We rode the shuttle from a hotel's pickup point on Cerrillos Avenue to avoid having to drive, & were delivered right to the entrance. This facility's architecture has to be seen to be believed. Our seats were up in the mezzanine, but were great; there doesn't appear to be... More

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Oakton, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We love the Santa Fe opera and this year introduced my daughter to the fabulous art of opera! The wonderful thing is that nearly every opera is fabulous -- the singers, composition, staging, are all incredible. Rarely -- and mostly with the contemporary compositions - are we disappointed. Highly recommend!

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