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A Night at the Santa Fe Opera, a Day with Georgia O’Keeffe and More!

Program Number: 19936RJ
Start and End Dates:
8/7/2013 - 8/10/2013;
Duration: 3 nights
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Price starting at: $699.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Opera; Art History/Criticism Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 8; 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Experience the exciting Santa Fe Opera with a production starring some of today’s finest professional singers performing in a spectacular amphitheater and learn about the life and legacy of Georgia O’Keeffe, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Plus enjoy a special evening event in Santa Fe!




Highlights

• Explore Santa Fe’s Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the world’s only museum dedicated to an internationally known American woman artist.
• View a presentation of the stunning vistas that inspired Georgia O’Keeffe before visiting the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.
• Trace the history of the Santa Fe Opera and enjoy a lecture about the work currently in production before an evening performance.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to one mile over uneven, paved, packed-dirt terrain; standing up to one hour. Elevations up to 7,000 feet.




Date Specific Information

8-7-2013

Program includes two musical performances: Aug 8: Santa Fe Opera`s "Marriage of Figaro" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Aug 9: Juan Siddi Flamenco Dance Theater - The Lodge in Santa Fe



Coordinated by Road Scholar.




Santa Fe

A cosmopolitan city famous for its world-renowned opera, chamber and choral music and for its art and artists, Santa Fe is situated at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Nearby, eight historic, continuously occupied pueblos and small Hispanic villages divulge a heritage that is impeccably preserved in this multi-cultural state capital.



Accommodations
Hotel housing about a mile from downtown historic Plaza area.
Meals and Lodgings
   The Lodge at Santa Fe
  Santa Fe 3 nights
 The Lodge at Santa Fe
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: This full-service hotel is one and one-quarter mile from the historic downtown Plaza and within an easy walk of a large mall with drugstore and grocery store. There is a shuttle that travels back and forth to the downtown area from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. The hotel sits on a hill overlooking Santa Fe with great views and many amenities and it is a non-smoking facility. It features Santa Fe-style decor and furnishings, and the staff is friendly and very accommodating.
  Contact info: 750 N. St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87501 USA
phone: 888-740-3291
web: http://www.lodgeatsantafe.com
  Room amenities: Rooms are furnished and decorated with comfortable Southwest-style. Amenities include premium television channels, climate control, air conditioning, voice mail, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, daily housekeeping, clock radios and more.
  Facility amenities: Non-smoking hotel, elevator, chapel/shrine, business center, fitness center/spa, outdoor seasonal swimming pool and hot tub, Los Cuates restaurant on premises, bar, garden, massage services, free Internet, 24-hour front desk, free parking.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Road Scholar room rate Contact Charmain Archuleta at the hotel (505-992-5810 or carchuleta@hhandr.com) well in advance to reserve additional nights; please tell her that you are with a Road Scholar program that will begin on (the date your program starts). The Road Scholar room rate (housing only; meals are not included in the Road Scholar room rate) will be offered for three nights pre- and post-program.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Road Scholar room rate Contact Charmain Archuleta at the hotel (505-992-5810 or carchuleta@hhandr.com) well in advance to reserve additional nights; please tell her that you are with a Road Scholar program that will begin on (the date your program starts). The Road Scholar room rate (housing only; meals are not included in the Road Scholar room rate) will be offered for three nights pre- and post-program.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check into hotel anytime after 4:00 PM, then register with program's group leader from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM in designated area at hotel You will be staying at The Lodge at Santa Fe that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after buffet breakfast in hotel dining room between 6:00 & 9:00 AM; checkout by noon. You will be staying at The Lodge at Santa Fe the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. No special documents or waivers required.
  Parking availability:
Parking is free at the hotel. Participants have access to their vehicles throughout the program.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Santa Fe
  Nearest city or town:  Albuquerque
  Nearest highway: I-25
  Nearest airport:  Albuquerque International Sunport and Santa Fe Airport (very small; commuter service from Denver only)
  From End of Program
  Location: Santa Fe
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Santa Fe

 

To Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Sandia Shuttle Express
phone: 888-775-5696
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$28
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 70 minutes 

   

Let shuttle service know, when you make reservations, when you'll be returning to Albuquerque. Reservations for the shuttles must be made at least 24 hours in advance of your travel date, or your place will not be guaranteed on the shuttle.

 

Albuquerque

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Sandia Shuttle Express
phone: 888-775-5696
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$28
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 70 minutes 

   

Let shuttle service know, when you make reservations, the hotel where you'll need to be dropped off in Santa Fe and when you wish to return to Albuquerque. Reservations for the shuttles must be made at least 24 hours in advance of your travel date, or your place will not be guaranteed on the shuttle.

 
Driving Directions
  Driving North from Albuquerque Take I-25 north from Albuquerque approximately 56 miles to Santa Fe. Take the St. Francis Drive Exit #282 and go left under the overpass. Merge on St. Francis Drive heading north. Go 5 miles through Santa Fe to the stoplight at Alamo Drive and turn left. Take an immediate right onto Calle Mejia. The LODGE AT SANTA FE is on the top of the hill. If using a GPS device, use the address 744 Calle Mejia, Santa Fe, NM 87501
  Driving South from Taos or Espanola Take US 285 / US 284 South toward Santa Fe. Follow signs to St. Francis Drive and stay to the right. You will pass the hotel on the right as you come down the hill into Santa Fe. Turn right at the light at Alamo Drive. Take an immediate right on Calle Mejia. THE LODGE AT SANTA FE is on the left at the top of the hill. If using a GPS device, use the address 744 Calle Mejia, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
Elevation Note: Santa Fe is at an elevation of 7,000'.

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrive in Santa Fe; Program Orientation and Introductions; Georgia O'Keeffe Video
(Wednesday, August 7)
   
 Arrive To: Check into hotel anytime after 4:00 PM. Between 4:00 and 5:30 PM, register with our program group leader in a designated area at the hotel.
 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 5:30-6:30 PM
 Evening: Program orientation and introductions in hotel meeting room from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, followed by an hour-long video about Georgia O'Keeffe.

O'Keeffe was a major figure in American art from the 1920s. She received widespread recognition for her technical contributions, as well as for challenging the boundaries of modern American artistic style. She is chiefly known for paintings of flowers, rocks, shells, animal bones, and landscapes in which she synthesized abstraction and representation.

Her paintings present crisply contoured forms that are replete with subtle tonal transitions of varying colors. She often transformed her subject matter into powerful abstract images.

O'Keeffe played a central role in bringing an American art style to Europe at a time when the majority of influence flowed in the opposite direction. This feat enhanced her art-historical importance given that she was one of few women to have gained entry to this level of professional influence.

She found artistic inspiration in the rural Southwest, particularly in New Mexico, where she settled late in life.

   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Santa Fe
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Museum of International Folk Art and Museum of Indian Arts and Culture; Performance at Santa Fe Opera of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro"
(Thursday, August 8)

Note: Walking over uneven paved terrain (from three blocks up to one mile over course of day; standing for up to one hour at museums (with opportunities to sit as needed)



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: This morning, learn about Santa Fe and about some of the great state museums in the area.

At 10:30 AM, the bus will take you to Museum Hill, where you'll have time to visit the Museum of International Folk Art and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

The Museum of International Folk Art houses the world's largest collection of traditional folk art from around the world. The collection is displayed beautifully, and visitors are always amazed at the scope of the Museum and how much fun it is to go there.

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture presenta the diverse stories that illuminate the art and history of Native America through two millennia. Many Native American tribes are represented with art forms that are hundreds of years old to contemporary pieces.

You'll see stunning jewelry, pottery, rugs, carvings, and so much more!

 Lunch: Lunch at Museum Hill Cafe
 Afternoon: Continue museum visits until 2:00, when the bus will depart for return to the hotel.

From 2:30 until 4:30 PM, you'll have a presentation about the Santa Fe Opera's history and learn all about the performance you'll see this evening, "The Marriage of Figaro."

Based on a daring play by Beaumarchais, a French supporter of the American Revolution whose modern ideas challenged traditional thinking on class and privilege, its bold assertion of human dignity is present throughout Lorenzo da Ponte's libretto and Mozart's score. It takes the form of a dizzying sex farce that culminates in a profound expression of redemption.

 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 5:00-6:00 PM. Dinner is early tonight as the opera begins at 8:00 PM.
 Evening: Bus will depart for Santa Fe Opera at 6:15 PM for a performance of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro." The cast includes the return of rising star Susanna Phillips as the Countess Almaviva and Daniel Okulitch as her wayward husband. John Nelson conducts.

You'll arrive early enough to listen to the pre-opera lecture that begins at 7:00 PM.

Bus returns to hotel late!

   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Santa Fe
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Downtown Walking Exploration; Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Visit; Juan Siddi Flamenco Performance
(Friday, August 9)

Note: Standing for up to one hour at a time at O'Keeffe Museum; walking (from three blocks up to one mile) over course of the day over uneven paved terrain).



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: This morning, from 8:15-11:30 AM, there will be classes about Georgia O'Keeffe and about the art of flamenco dance.
 Lunch: Lunch at the hotel
 Afternoon: The bus departs after lunch for a field trip to downtown Santa Fe. There, you'll have a walking exploration of the Plaza area and visit the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, opened to the public in July 1997, eleven years after the death of the artist from whom it takes its name. Welcoming more than 2,225,000 visitors from all over the world and being the most visited art museum in the state of New Mexico, it is the only museum in the world dedicated to an internationally known American woman artist.

This museum is the largest single repository of O'Keeffe's works in the world.

The bus will depart at 4:30 for return to the hotel.

 Dinner: Dinner and program closing at the hotel from 6:00-7:00 PM
 Evening: Juan Siddi Flamenco Theatre performance at 8:30 PM
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Santa Fe
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Breakfast and Hotel Check-Out; Departure
(Saturday, August 10)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast is served buffet style in hotel dining room from 7:00 AM until 9:00 AM; you may depart at any time in the morning. Check-out time from the hotel is 12:00 PM.
 Morning: Independent departures from the hotel. Checkout time is by 12:00 noon.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Santa Fe General Overview
Museums and galleries, e.g., Palace of the Governors Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Indian Art and Culture, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Spanish Colonial Museum, Laboratory of Anthropology, Rancho de los Golondrinas (recreation of a Spanish Colonial village), Gerald Peters Gallery, Nedra Matteucchi (Fenn) Gallery, Alan Houser Sculpture Garden, Houshang's Gallery, Alene Lapides Gallery, Laurel Seth Gallery and many more. 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
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


A History of Opera


Author: Abbate, Carolyn and Parker, Roger


Bless Me, Ultima


Author: Anaya, Rudolfo


Cooking With the Santa Fe Opera


Author: Santa Fe Opera Guild


Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico: A Sense of Place


Author: Buhler Lynes/Poling-Kempes/Turner


Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life


Author: Robinson, Roxana


Kobbe's Portable Opera Guide


Author: Earl of Harewood, editor


Mozart at the Gateway to His Fortune: Serving the Emperor, 1788-1791


Author: Christoph Wolff


Mozart: A Life


Author: Maynard Solomon


Mozart: An Introduction to the Music, the Man, and the Myths


Author: Roye E. Wates


Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe


Author: Lisle, Laurie


Southwestern Landscapes in Women's Writing and Art


Author: Norwood, Vera & Monk, Janice


The Santa Fe Opera: An American Pioneer


Author: Huscher, Phillip




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