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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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A beautiful outdoor venue that offers music festivals in July and...

A beautiful outdoor venue that offers music festivals in July and August.

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The opera is one of my favorite places. I have never been disappointed with a seat or with the quality of the music, and I have seen many productions here. Seats can be very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The opera is one of my favorite places. I have never been disappointed with a seat or with the quality of the music, and I have seen many productions here. Seats can be very affordable. Also make sure you tail-gait before the show.

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Irvine, California
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This venue has just under gone renovations and continues to add dining and improvements for the enjoyment of it's patrons. An evening thunderstorm with glorious lightening all around you, only adds to the spectacle of the performance you are viewing. All manner of dress is seen, men in shorts to tuxes, women in evening gowns to Levi's and sneakers. But... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and myself went to see Cold Mountain in August, which was fantastic, the setting of the Opera House and the open style added something magical to the whole experience, as the sun went down the whole the view was spectacular, a little lightening and some rumbling thunder made sure it was an evening never to be forgotten.

Thank bod666
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

If you like opera and dramatic architecture, don't miss the Santa Fe Opera House. Open during July and August, that is the season when thunderstorms are most frequent in Santa Fe. We have watched dramatic weather serve as the backdrop to dramatic performances. Other evenings it is just a pleasure to watch the sunset over the beautiful mountains that surround... More 

1 Thank Kyle W
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

A must during your summer in Santa Fe. A unique, professional, elegant experience that you will never forget. Make sure you arrive early for the tailgating: bring your champagne and caviar for a true Santa Fe experience. Attend the pre-opera lecture by an experience professional for a relaxing introduction to the evenings productions. Buy tickets in advance, visit the opera... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

My husband and I went in October (and so we missed the July-August opera season). However, we still drove out to the Opera House (about 10 minutes from the Santa Fe plaza) to have a look around. When we were there, one of the building managers just asked if we would like to take a look instead. Wowzers! What a... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

If you want a wonderful experience and plan to visit Sante Fe New Mexico during the summer check out the schedule for the opera performances at the beautiful Sante Fe Opera House. The venue is beautiful;! Spend the evening under the stars listening to singers from different countries performing classic as well as new operas. The season is short and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Unique opera house, built into the side of the mountains outside Santa Fe, plays host to a well-regarded opera festival each summer. I attended the final performance of Rigoletto this August, and did not experience any of the volume issues of the previous reviewer (sat in the stage left orchestra setting). Surtitles are available via an electronic device on the... More 

1 Thank Mir M
Las Vegas, Nevada
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Unlike other people's glowing reviews, mine is much more critical. After having moved to the US from Germany where we had subscriptions to Germany's most honored opera, my wife decided we needed to attend an opera in Santa Fe, and she chose Rigoletto. The setting is pleasant in the hills, certainly not as gorgeous as other people state in their... More 

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Colorado Springs, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We didn't get to see a thunderstorm in the background, but the sunset behind the stage was a magnificent background for "the Pearl Fishers"

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