In the final lecture in the series Opera Virtually Unveiled, Desirée Mays will give a talk titled “The Many Aspects of Love in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.” Desirée is the author of 18 books that provide in-depth details on operas.
In the course of one opera, Mozart explores societal love, predatory love, puppy love, love in the autumn years, and love on an equal, shared basis. His own love for his young and playful wife Constanza influences his deep understanding of one of life’s biggest experiences. His musical interpretations of love continue centuries later to inspire audiences always with compassion and often with humor.
No charge for Guild members, $10 for all others. Register here!
New Mexico Actors Lab (NMAL) continues its 2021 season with the landmark “Labor Opera” The Cradle Will Rock, September 2-19, 2021. A Brechtian allegory of corruption and corporate greed. Inspired by events in 1936 – when the producers of the play were kept from staging the production over fear that it would get the theater defunded – director Benedetti has added a 15 minute prologue taking place in the parking lot of the theater. Directed by Robert Benedetti, the production … Read More
Over the last three decades, Los Angeles-based artist Mary Weatherford has developed a rich and diverse painting practice: from early target paintings in the 1990s based on operatic heroines, to expansive, gestural canvases overlaid with neon glass-tubing that brought attention to Weatherford’s practice in the 2010s. Mary Weatherford: Canyon—Daisy—Eden presents a survey of Weatherford’s career, drawing from several distinct bodies of work made between 1989–2017. As constant experiments with color, scale, and materials, these works reveal the continuity of Weatherford’s preoccupation … Read More
The Santa Fe Desert Chorale 2021 Summer Festival runs July 18–August 6 and features three programs: The Jew and the Gentile: Salamone Rossi and Claudio Monteverdi, Roaring ‘20s, and East Meets West. All concerts will be held at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and will be presented in accordance with New Mexico public health orders. Tickets will be available here. East Meets West highlights contrasting musical styles by composers representing China, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines. The … Read More