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Why the Opera in Santa Fe, NM, Is the Best

the Santa Fe Opera House

The City Different is full of architectural and natural wonders dating back to the native civilizations that first inhabited the area. Some of those structures still sit here today among the famous adobe buildings lining the streets. If you head north of town, you will see one of the most recent additions to this collection of stunning marvels. The opera in Santa Fe, NM, takes place in one of the most breathtaking displays of modern architecture nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The views and performances here are second to none, especially towards the end of the summer when the weather is at its best. 

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Your Guide to the Opera in Santa Fe, NM

Why Visit the Santa Fe Opera?

If you want to experience a fantastic performance combined with some of the most stunning views in Northern New Mexico, then you need to spend an evening at the opera in Santa Fe, NM. The entertainment here is incredible, but the setting warrants a visit here even if you aren’t a fan of the opera. The venue has no walls, offering a mix of fresh mountain air and a front row seat to arguably the best sunset panoramas in the City Different. You may even get a view of the mountains behind the stage depending on the setting and props used throughout the performance. 

The Santa Fe Opera also offers an array of options for enhancing your visit. Preview dinners, tailgate picnics, backstage tours, and insider days are just a few of the ways you can make your evening even more special. Regardless of which operas are on display during your trip, there’s never a bad night at this top-notch venue. 

Where is the Venue?

The beautiful venue sitting in the foothills north of the City Different is home to a one-of-a-kind opera in Santa Fe, NM. It’s less than a 15-minute drive north of town. A mix of modern architecture and sandy, subdued colors make the building stand out and blend in with the surroundings at the same time. There isn’t a bad seat in the house, and ironically, the further you sit from the stage, the better the landscape scenery gets. You’ll also find plenty of common areas adjacent to the seating where you can sit and relax with a refreshment from one of the bars located throughout the building. 

When Can You Visit?

Play seasons at the Santa Fe Opera run from June through August. Typically, there are five or six operas included in one season with around 36 performances in total. Check their season calendar for a complete list of nightly performances and ticket availability.

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