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“Bring a large blanket--it may be cold inside”

Santa Fe Opera House
Ranked #1 of 270 things to do in Santa Fe
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Owner description: A beautiful outdoor venue that offers music festivals in July and August.
Apollo Beach, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Bring a large blanket--it may be cold inside”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

We visited the famous Opera House during the fall, traveling there from Albuquerque. I didn't realize how cold it was going to be in there, because it's basically an open structure and the wind just comes right through it. It's usually much colder in Santa Fe than in Albuquerque, only 50 miles away. but the altitude in Santa Fe is about 2000 feet higher, accounting for the significant difference in temperatures. I was a little jealous of all the people who showed up with big blankets and sat under them, all huddled-up.
Parking at the venue is crowded but no problem if you are patient. The building is quite interesting, with most support beams over rather than inside the structure, allowing a relatively unobscurred view of the stage from most any seat. We sat in the balcony which is a good distance from the stage. Binoculars would have been a good idea. The seats are comfortable.

Visited November 2011
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“Must See”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

The Santa Fe Opera is a must when in Santa Fe. It is only open in July and August. Since it is open air on both sides and behind the stage, locals know to bring a fleece, jacket or blanket as it gets pretty cold at night.

Visited August 2012
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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“Opera under the Stars - a little lightening as well”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

The Santa Fe Opera is a destination. Should be on your bucket list.
Get there early and just people watch. Not a bad seat in the house and the performances are world class. Parking is easy. Just a couple of miles out side of Santa Fe and a world apart from any other opera experience you can find.

Visited August 2012
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Key West
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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“a MUST do”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

We did the tour of the opera house back in June 2010 and I highly recommend it. I'm not much of an opera buff or even a fan but I loved seeing how they put it all together. From wigs, to shoes, costumes to scenery you'll see the production elements of one of the best opera houses in the world. Take the time and enjoy the views as this is an outdoor amphitheatre.

Visited October 2012
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 2 Contributor
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“Most incredible opera house in America”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

World class operas, fabulous outdoor atmosphere, clean, clear air and a sunset that defied the imagination. There is no where else in the world quite like this!

Visited July 2012
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