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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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San Francisco
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Berkeley
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124 reviews 124 reviews
48 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We go to the opera a lot and the Santa Fe Opera House is an experience. The physical house is unique being open on the sides. The productions a inspired since there is no overhead fly so things need to come up from below. The super titles are behind the seat in front of you so the viability is great... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Went out to Opera House and was very disappointed. Everything was roped off and construction was in progress. People there were not very friendly and were unable to give any information about what was going on. In addition the web site was down so was unable to get any info there.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a special place. There is nothing like it. If you have never tried opera and are intimidated, go ahead and give it a shot. The stories are not that complicated and the music and singing is beautiful, not to mention the sets and costumes. Pick something traditional, not a premier or new opera. If you love the opera,... More

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