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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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166 reviews 166 reviews
37 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We saw 2 operas there, and it was a great privilege, both for the view and for the performances. The setting, acting, voices, and scenery were magnificent. We went to both pre-opera talks, which were very informative. It helped to have some idea of the plot beforehand to know what's happening, as with all operas. Plenty of free parking. Bring... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Below an email I sent to the opera and its director of external communication ... no response Dear Sir, Madam, We booked the below tickets online. Unfortunately, I was mistaken about the date and showed up with my wife on Wednesday instead of Tuesday. Fatal mistake. We asked at the will call counter whether the Opera would be kind enough... More

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Fairport, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We wee fortunate enough to sign up for the pre opera buffet dinner and talk. The food was excellent, and the talk was light, informative and set the stage for a marvelous performance. The setting is just beautiful. Well worth it.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Since it was highly recommended to see we drove out to the location. It is locked up tighter then a drum and you can't get close enough to even see what is supposed to be a magnificent structure. should not be listed as an attraction but as a cultural event to visit when they have the occasional show

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The setting for an opera is wonderful. Outdoor covered seating. My seat was almost in the last row. Still, I had an unobstructed view and sound was perfect. On my night there the automated libretto was problematic for the first 15 minutes of the performance but was soon working without a flaw. Performance was great! Plenty of parking. Get there... More

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Dunedin, Florida
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168 reviews 168 reviews
90 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The opera house is located in the outskirts of Sante Fe so you will need transport to attend. Whatever the opera, do marvel at this outdoor setting complete with changing hues in the distant mountains. The singers/players are marvelous; the musicians are the best from all the USA. Catch a meal at the Opera Cantina.

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Ridgeland, Mississippi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The seating area isvery small so get tickets in advance, if possible. Arrive at least 30 minutes early because sometimes the seating is not reserved.

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Huntington Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Satisfied my mom's bucket list. Saw 2 operas, 4th row center. Unbelievable experience. Super opera plus incredible New Mexico sky. Can't wait to return next year and I don't even really like opera.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Very easy to get to, but get there early for good parking spot. Be sure to bring wine and tailgate before the opera.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The opera house is a beautiful structure in a fantastic setting. Although considered an outdoor venue, the top is covered, protecting patrons from the elements.

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