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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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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful setting. Wonderful opera. Lots of folks tailgate before, it was difficult since we were from out of town. I had trouble deciding what to wear so ladies, here it is. Most women had on dresses (short or long maxi type) with shawls, some of which were quite beautiful. If you enjoy the opera, this is the place to go.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

You can't beat this gorgeously set opera house with world-class performers and the best sunset views. I go every year.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a two for one review: the Opera House and the Opera. The facility is 5 miles away from Old Town, on a hill yielding magnificent views. Parking is free, plentiful and well organized. There are a variety of food options with many people having "upscale" tailgate parties. We purchased a cheese plate and sandwiches that were fresh and... More

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Austin, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I'm sure it's an amazing venue, but if you plan on just stopping by to check it out, don't bother. They will not let you in to look around - you must go with a tour.

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Washington DC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Santa Fe Opera was the most beautiful location I've ever been to see an opera. The setting was stunning and in the background there was a storm and you could see lightening.

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Chicago, IL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

For anyone with the slightest appreciation of opera, and even for those who have never been to one, this is a "can't miss" summer experience in New Mexico. A spectacular opera house, open at the sides, set on a hill top north of Santa Fe, the music is of an international quality (this has to be about the best summer... More

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Rome, Italy
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86 reviews 86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

An amazing venue! Wonderful to be in a location such as this with the sun setting and music playing! The production of Carmen was good, not outstanding... the singing was good, but I did not like the style of the production, simply a matter of taste. However, whatever the opera, this venue is ideal for an evening out! especially for... More

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San Francisco, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Amazing architecture with astonishing views and sunsets. The opera company is first rate and experiencing opera with open walls makes the experience memorable. Helpful lectures are an hour before the production begins and are free.

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Los Angeles
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78 reviews 78 reviews
6 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Glorious experience! Avoid the traffic, and go by shuttle. And, enjoy the pre-performance Preview Dinner.

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Methuen
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The theatre was amazing - open to the air, and the singing was extraordinary. I was wasn't crazy about the setting in 1940s or 50s New Mexico. Would have preferred something more traditional.

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