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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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Even if you’re not an opera fan, you have to go!

Going to the Opera in Santa Fe is a treat, even if you know nothing about opera. The open air setting and view of the New Mexico desert sky is spectacular. People dress casually... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Going to the Opera in Santa Fe is a treat, even if you know nothing about opera. The open air setting and view of the New Mexico desert sky is spectacular. People dress casually, New Mexico chic or black tie – as you wish. Discrete screens in front of your seat offer English and Spanish translations of the words being... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful venue for the opera. An experience that is unique and a must for anyone visiting Santa Fe.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Just want to add our approval at the highest level for this wonderful experience. The facility is amazing, from the seat screen showing the libretto in either English or Spanish, to the wonderful sight lines and great acoustics. One doesn't expect great acoustics in a open air venue, where even the back stage is open to a mountain view. A... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Recently attended my first opera at the SF opera House with my wife and daughter. It's a beautiful first rate facility with great views of the mountains from the parking area. Glad I went but this particular Opera was not too great. The first hour was ok but the next 2 hours were misery for me. Both my wife and... More 

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Santa Fe,NM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I have been to the Santa Fe Opera many times and find this setting so wonderful. Not a bad seat in the house other then getting a nose bleed in the rafters. "Only kidding." Dress rehearsals are wonderful too. If you can, go see this Opera house it is a beautiful place of Art. Cute story. A friend of mine... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A night at the Opera should being with a little tail gate supper. Sometimes we grab whatever is in fridge with a bottle of wine and coffee. The surroundings are absolutely gorgeous with 360 degree views and lovely breezes. Try the seats in the orchestra that are on the far left or right which give a fabulous view of the... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is absolutely the best sounding venue in Santa Fe for any musical events. In addition to the pristine opera performances, I have been to numerous concerts from Wynton Marsalis to X & Blondie to Lucinda Williams and nothing beats the sound here. Even singer, Jon Doe of the band "X" was blown away by the sound inside. Take a... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Just go...and make sure to tail gate. They do have family nights with much reduced rates. We brought our 5 year old and she loved it - as did the 12 year old. Last thing, they have back stage guided tours at 9 AM Mon - Fri for pretty cheap. Great way to see the 'guts' of a production company.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

It doesn't get much more special than Classics under the Stars. You'll need to book in advance & know the running time of the season. But once you're there during a performance, you'll wonder why other cities haven't done this. Even fun for non-Opera lovers...

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It is essentially a world class opera in tiny Santa Fe. The music and venue are great - open air, but covered. Frequent activity in the sky (sunset, thunderstorms, etc.) adds atmosphere to the event. If you have any interest in Opera and good music, just go.

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Address: 301 Opera dr, Santa Fe, NM 87504-2408
Phone Number: 505 986 5955
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe

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