Bus returns to the hotel by 4:30 PM.Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 5:30 to 6:30 PMEvening: Bus departs from the hotel at 6:45 PM to take you to Santa Fe Opera for a performance of Verdi's "La Traviata." Honoring the bicentennial of Verdi's birth, the Santa Fe Opera revives on of his most popular operas. Glamour and gaiety are on full display in director-designer Laurent Pelly's vision of the Parisian demimonde, but so is a much darker side. Whle elegant gowns and jewels create a glittering tableau, the partygoers of "La Traviata" inhabit a cynical world of power relations. Making her Santa Fe Opera debut as Violetta is American soprano Brenda Rae, who has generated excitement in starring roles in Europe. Tenor Michael Fabiano is Alfredo, Violetta's lover.
Bus returns to the hotel late!Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
This visit involves some walking uphill and several flights of stairs. Optional modified tour available with advance request to Road Scholar Santa Fe (505) 983-0613. Bus will return to hotel around 4:00 PM for a rest period.Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 5:30 - 6:30 PMEvening: Bus departs from the hotel at 6:45 PM for Santa Fe Opera's presentation of Rossini's "La Donna del Lago." This dramatic tale remains Sir Walter Scott's best-plotted love story and Rossini's most romantic opera. The incomparable Joyce DiDonato sings the title rols, Elena. Acclaimed at the Paris Opera and La Scala, DiDonato has become today's foremost interpreter of this spectacular rold. The cast also features two stellar coloratura tenors, Lawrence Brownlee and Rene Barbera, in the high-flying roles of Uberto and Rodrigo. Daniela Barcellona sings the role of Malcolm. Stephen Lord returns to lead this Santa Fe debut.
Return to the hotel LATE!Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
You'll visit the museums on Museum Hill: the Museum of International Folk Art and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.
Bus departs at 4:00 PM for return to the hotel.Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 5:30 - 6:30 PMEvening: Bus departs hotel at 6:45 PM for the Santa Fe Opera production of Jacques Offenbach's "The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein," featuring mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in the title role. Spoiled and domineering, the Grand Duchess gets what she wants-- until she sets her sights on the young soldier Fritz (Paul Appleby). Her amorous pursuit mobilizes everything we need for a howling good time: wealth, wine, and wicked satire.
Return to hotel late!Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Return to the hotel late!Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Historic buildings and churches include Sena Plaza, El Santuario de Guadalupe, the Oldest House, San Miguel Mission, St. Francis Cathedral, the Chapel of Loretto (with its miraculous staircase!) and Cristo Rey Church.
During late June, July and August, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and Santa Fe Opera are in full swing and there are many theatre productions and concerts going on in the city year round.
The Santa Fe Visitors' Guide provides seasonal listings of events, as does New Mexico Magazine. A link to Santa Fe's calendar of events, web sites and telephone numbers is listed below.For additional information, visit: www.santafe.org