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Santa Fe Opera House

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Address: 301 Opera dr, Santa Fe, NM 87504-2408
Phone Number: 505 986 5955
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Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: A beautiful outdoor venue that offers music festivals in July and August.

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We see one opera a year, and we often leave at intermission. Why? We love the experience of tail-gating, of the view, the buzz and yes, the music, but operas are often long, very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We see one opera a year, and we often leave at intermission. Why? We love the experience of tail-gating, of the view, the buzz and yes, the music, but operas are often long, very long. We have stayed to the end of a few, but we give ourselves the option of bailing out before we fall asleep. Early in the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Saw all the great reviews... but missed the point that this is for July and August... BUT NOT April... In April the place is being updated and maintained so that it will be wonderful when you come there... not us. The many workers looked at us like the strange visitors that we were. Porta-potty modern ... when closed for off... More 

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Tx
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a unique experience. We drove 13 hours to see 3 operas here - my daughter loved it. From the picnicking in the parking lot to the view to the music, all was excellent.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We go evey time we are in Santa Fe! Even our non opera friends love it. The setting is amazing. The music is spectacular. Make an evening of it. Be sure you book in advance- it fills up quickly. The seat back in front of you has a screen you can turn on for English captions. I reccomend you just... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you enjoy the opera ths the place to spend a splendid summer evening. Start time is determined by sunset so plan on a late evening. Open air but protected from rain, the sound quality is wonderful. For anyone wishing a special evening this the place for family and friends

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I love that the SF Opera not only attracts A-list opera talent, but also that it is presented in the open air in the last summer evenings. I have attended one or two operas every season for the last 20 years.

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Espanola, New Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We attend two or three operas per season and always love the SF Opera House environment. I will warn tho to seriously consider whether to attend one of the "firsts" as we have not always enjoyed them, prefer the classics. The facility is wonderful, especially at sunset as you get to enjoy the hills and the setting sun.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Our second visit for concert. Too loud, but we had fun anyway. We enjoy the indoor/outdoor aspect of the Opera, and the views at sunset are spectacular. A real New Mexico icon. We'll be back.

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Boulder, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a place worth visiting, if you're from out of town, regardless of whether you're a super fan of whatever music is being performed. The combination of listening to high quality opera while watching the sun set is unbeatable. And there are great little translation boxes on the back of the seat in front of you, making opera easier... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Santa Fe Opera can provide the music experience of a lifetime. The venue itself is an open air theater with sheltered balconies in the back and a few covered rows in front of the stage. It is a magnificent piece of soaring modern architecture and a lovely place to experience splendid productions of opera. It actually has views of... More 

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