Santa Fe Opera season 2024

A high point of every Summer, the Santa Fe Opera season is hugely anticipated each year. This year’s season reflects the Santa Fe Opera’s commitment to a diverse repertoire and promises a rich lineup across five productions, ranging from classic works to world premieres of new operas.

The Santa Fe Opera’s 2024 season runs from June 28th to August 24th, 2024.

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Above image: scenic design for La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, image by Benedetto Cristofani.

The Crosby Theatre, photo by Robert Godwin for the Santa Fe Opera.

First-time visitors and long-time patrons can also look forward to offerings evocative of the Santa Fe Opera experience including tailgating, Preview DinnersTours, free Prelude Talks and much more.

Individual tickets and subscriptions are on sale now at
New Productions:
  • La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi (Opening Night): A new take on this classic love story, directed by Louisa Muller.
  • Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Opening Night): A fresh perspective on Mozart’s renowned opera, directed by Stephen Barlow.
  • The Righteous by Komponist Gregory Spears and Librettist Tracy K. Smith: A world premiere about two abolitionist sisters in the American South.
  • Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss (Revival): A beloved classic returning to the Santa Fe Opera stage.

Special Events: Apprentice Scenes – evenings showcasing emerging opera talent.

‘Don Giovanni’ Set On Stage. Photo Credit: (C) Kate Russell For Santa Fe Opera, 2016.
From the press release:

Santa Fe Opera’s 67th Festival Season features 38 performances of four new productions plus a beloved revival, each in harmony with the company’s time-tested programming model of a balanced and varied repertory of new, lesser-performed and standard works.

Opening Weekend June 28 and 29 centers on new productions of Verdi’s La Traviata directed by Louisa Muller and Mozart’s Don Giovanni directed by Stephen Barlow.

Next, on July 13, the company will present its 19th world premiere, The Righteousby composer Gregory Spears and US Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy K. Smith in a 1980s-era production by Kevin Newbury. Rounding out the season’s offerings are an international co-production and the remount of a beloved SFO production.

On July 20, Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier opens in a highly-acclaimed staging by Bruno Ravella seen at Garsington Opera and Irish National Opera. 

Beginning July 27Stephen Lawless’s production of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love is remounted in a charming revival originating from 2009.

The Apprentice Scenes featuring SFO’s singing and technical apprentices in staged scenes from the operatic repertoire take center stage on August 11 and 18.

“From iconic masterpieces to groundbreaking premieres to showcasing the most thrilling talent of today and tomorrow, our aim is to create experiences that resonate with audiences and celebrate the transformative power of the operatic art form.”

General Director Robert K. Meya.
The Crosby Theatre and Jemez Mountains, photo by Robert Godwin for the Santa Fe Opera.

About The Santa Fe Opera
Named “Festival of the Year” by the International Opera Awards, the Santa Fe Opera annually draws 85,000 people from New Mexico and around the globe. Nestled atop a mountain vista in northern New Mexico, the company’s iconic Crosby Theatre is open on three sides, allowing visitors to enjoy performances complemented by the elements. Since 1957, the company has presented over 2,000 performances of 179 operas by 91 composers spanning five centuries of opera, creating a legacy of 45 American premieres and 18 world premieres.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility at the Santa Fe Opera
Opera has the power to speak truth, broaden perspectives and invite empathy. The Santa Fe Opera is committed to the continuous work of becoming an antiracist and anti-oppressive organization and incorporating the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility. Our goal is to create a joyful and engaging environment in which a diverse community of artists, staff, volunteers and audiences alike belong.

The mission of the Santa Fe Opera is to advance the operatic art form by presenting ensemble performances of the highest quality in a unique setting with a varied repertory of new, rarely performed, and standard works; to ensure the excellence of opera’s future through apprentice programs for singers, technicians, and arts administrators; and to foster an understanding and appreciation of opera among a diverse public.

Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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