The Santa Fe Opera will present Songs for the Future, a special online program to benefit its singing and technical Apprentice Programs, on March 11 at 6:00 p.m. MT. World-renowned mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and Academy Award-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter, both former Santa Fe Opera apprentices, will host this celebration featuring performances by former apprentice singers Emily Fons (mezzo-soprano), Will Liverman (baritone), and Jack Swanson (tenor). Also included in the presentation are interviews with notable alumni of the programs including singers Sylvia D’Eramo, Duke Kim, Briana Elyse Hunter, Zachary Nelson and Galeano Salas and technicians Lee Fiskness, Eileen Garcia, Aja Jackson, Brandon Kirkham, Adam Rowe, Travis Shupe, Sandra Zamora and David Zimmerman. Songs for the Future is free to watch and no registration is required; viewers can tune in via the opera’s website at Songs for the Future. The event will remain available for 30 days for viewers to enjoy.
To support Songs for the Future, individuals should visit the Santa Fe Opera website and select Songs for the Future from the dropdown menu. The Santa Fe Opera will gratefully recognize all gifts of $250 or more received before February 19 in the Songs for the Future video credits. Donations are fully tax-deductible and will directly support the 2021 Apprentice Programs.