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Santa Fe Opera House

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Address: 301 Opera Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87506-2823
Phone Number: 505 986 5955
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A beautiful outdoor venue that offers music festivals in July and August.

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

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Beautiful open air opera venue

The opera setting is high above the NM desert, and the open venue offers stunning views of summer storms, and beautiful sunsets. Oh, and the opera too. Just kidding. The opera... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Colorado
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Colorado
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The opera setting is high above the NM desert, and the open venue offers stunning views of summer storms, and beautiful sunsets. Oh, and the opera too. Just kidding. The opera was wonderful, the artists performances were outstanding. The season is short, only summertime, but they offer a variety of different operas, performances on different days of the week. What... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a kid I didn't like opera. I am still unsure. But this helped me get over some of those childhood fears. First, we visited a lecture hall, where a man told us all about the story and things to look for throughout the story. Upon getting our seat in this amazing outdoor theater, I could see that they translated... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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67 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see Don Giovanni. Good to great performance. The stage is amazing. There is a reason why the opera starts at 20:30! The sun is setting right in the opening of the stage. So impressive it gave me goose bumps. Honestly. Had seats nearly at the stage. Yes, they're more expensive but so worth it. What is also highly... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not a bad seat in the house. The background views behind the stage, especially at sunset are amazing. Nestled in the hills, easy to get to. Love the Santa Fe Opera!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Santa Fe Opera provides an ambiance not found in any other opera house in the world. It's setting in an acoustically perfect area makes for a dramatic background for magnificent singers. I saw La Fanciulla with Patricia Racette, who sang gloriously and a Don Giovanni that would have made Mozart very happy. Don't miss the opportunity to hear the... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Santa Fe Opera house is a one of a kind operation. There are top notch performers from around the world who get on a list to sing in this theater. The schedule each year includes some classical operas, but always introduces new and exciting operas as well. With its open air environment, nature becomes part of every performance. The... More 

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San Diego, California
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended last performance of the season; La Fanciulla del West. My first visit to this venue and it's difficult to describe the beauty of this unique and stunning open air location. It's covered by a large roof but is open on the sides to the weather so take a coat/wrap if it's late season as it can get cold. If... More 

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east coast
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348 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the atmosphere is nice. Great views. cool tailgating etc. But I just not a fan of opera so I didn't love that. but the talk before hand was pretty good.

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Santa Fe Opera experience dazzles with splendor! Exceptional performances are intensified by the radiant beauty of Mother Nature herself - showcased at center stage (behind the performers) via open-air views of spectacular sunsets, gilded mountains, and enchanting night skies of moon and stars. Add to that the warm breath of evening winds, and even a kiss of rain -... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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89 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This unique, outdoors opera house is justifiably famous. It is quite large, seating 2000+ people but all the seats seem to be good. Acoustics are great. The setting is spectacular and while watching and listening to opera one can often see a marvelous sunset in the background. We saw four operas in the space of a week and never tired... More 

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