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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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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 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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Littleton, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Ya gotta like opera to love this amazing place, but if you do, for heaven's sake don't miss it! It is an amazing structure, open on the sides (covered overhead in case it rains - it does!) with astonishing views of the surrounding mountains. We always sit in the "cheap seats" in the balcony and they are just fine. Get... More

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Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I was invited up at the last minute by family with an extra ticket, very very good performance! The actors were on cue and the weather was just suspended for this last performance, that is if you like it a little cold. The staff were very friendly and helpful, even holding drinks at the bar for us that we were... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Although the season is short the venue is really worth a visit. There are morning tours which I have heard are very good. If you are not ready for a full Opera try the Apprentices scenes and see ~8 short scenes to give you taste of the variety available.

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Beacon, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

As a design buff, I was dying to see the inside of this building and it's substantial view. I was not disappointed, and furthermore was blown away by the fabulous performance of Don Pasquale! Everything about this opera house is top notch. I can't recommend it enough. Additionally, they have "family nights" periodically that offer reduced rate tickets to people... More

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Madill, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We just got back from Santa Fe, Indian Market and the Santa Fe Opera. We heard "Carmen" and the singers were excellent. It was the first opera experience for my friends and they enjoyed it very much. Having the electronic libretto system made it very accessible for guests who don't know the opera being performed. This version of "Carmen" was... More

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Austin, Texas
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8 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

There is only one regret at the Santa Fe Opera: That mostly older people go and the younger ones are totally missing out a real magical experience. The setting is phenomenal, stage setting incorporate the real sunset in the background and the production quality matches easily renowned houses like the Vienna Opera or the Met. we felt the quality of... More

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Moab, Utah
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

They took some liberties with the plot of "Carmen", but the music was great. The facilities are really nice and the acoustics of the building are really good.

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Tucson, Arizona
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349 reviews 349 reviews
113 attraction reviews
381 helpful votes 381 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The Santa Fe Opera House is worth visiting even if opera is not your thing. It's setting, on a hill with desert and mountain views, beats any opera location that I have visited worldwide. And the modern building itself is superb -- open air on the sides with a roof over the seating. The stage is open at the rear,... More

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Henderson, Nevada, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Loved the venue. Surrounded by beautiful scenery. Don't particularly like Sopranos. Sat in mezzanine I really liked the feature where could have English subtitles on the seat in front of you

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