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!
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
The Spanish Colonial Arts Society (SCAS) is proceeding with plans for the annual Traditional Spanish Market. It will be celebrated this year on July 24 and 25 on the historic plaza and surrounding downtown streets. The Market and special events surrounding the Market, including the Preview Event, are still in the planning stages. Planning is also underway for a series of “pop-up” art celebrations, including Traditional Spanish Market events to be held during Harvest Festival at El Rancho de las … Read More
The Santa Fe Opera and New Mexico PBS (NMPBS) present an original iCOLORES! broadcast series on the making of John Corigliano and Mark Adamo’s new opera The Lord of Cries. From Page to Stage offers an inside, multi-part view on the creative forces behind the Santa Fe Opera’s 17th world premiere, scheduled to open on July 17 as part of the 64th Festival Season. All episodes will be broadcast locally on NMPBS channel 5.1, and will stream online at nmpbs.org and … Read More