New Mexico
Opera Extravaganza: The Santa Fe Opera Festival Season
Attend five shows, go backstage and enjoy expert discussions on Santa Fe’s opera scene as you take in the museums, plazas and unique sites of this historic city.
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Program No. 11299RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Explore the wonders of the opera world as you experience this season's productions of the Santa Fe Opera and enjoy the exciting combination of music, theater, writing, art and dance. Program lectures will inform you about the composer, music, singers and the story of each work you experience.
Activity Level
Varies by date
On Your Feet: Walking up to one mile daily over varied terrain. Elevations of 7,000 feet. Easy Going: All field trips are optional and will include the modified backstage tour at the opera house, a short orientation walk to the Santa Fe Plaza, and shortened museum visits.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Attend an array of staged productions starring some of the finest singers from the U.S. and abroad in the spectacular open-air amphitheater.
  • Enjoy a Santa Fe city field trip and go backstage at the opera complex.
  • Expert-led field trips include Los Alamos and Museum Hill in Santa Fe.

General Notes

Program limited to 70 participants, divided into smaller groups for most activities. Traveling companions who wish to be grouped together should note this on the Participant Information Form.
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Sharon Niederman is an award-winning Southwestern author, journalist, photographer and workshop leader who divides her time between Raton and Albuquerque. Her work has appeared in numerous national publications, and her most recent book, “New Mexico Farm Table Cookbook: 100 Homegrown Recipes from the Land of Enchantment,” received the 2016 National Federation of Press Women’s First Place Cookbook Award. She is restaurant reviewer for the Albuquerque Journal, and her column appears in Venue each Friday.
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