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Santa Fe Opera 2019 Spotlight Series with Oliver Prezant
PrezantJoin conductor Oliver Prezant for the Santa Fe Opera’s Spotlight Series – five fun, informative talks presented in Santa Fe and Albuquerque on the Santa Fe Opera’s 2019 season. Each 90-minute presentation begins with a preview of one of the five productions of the upcoming season, and each looks at a variety of operas through the lens of a single topic. Conductor Prezant has presented lectures and education programs for The Santa Fe Opera, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Opera Southwest, Chamber Music Albuquerque, and many other organizations. His unique presentations have helped thousands of music lovers deepen their understanding and enjoyment of music.

All of the Spotlight Series events in Albuquerque take place at the Las Puertas Event Center located at 1512 1st St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. The Spotlight Series events in Santa Fe take place at Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse at 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

The Thirteenth Child, by Poul Ruders
Fairytale Operas: The Grimm Reality
Somewhere in memory, somewhere between the mythology of the ancient world and our current fascination with super- heroes, vampires, and wizards, the supernatural glow of childhood fairytales illumines our collective consciousness. We’ll explore the world premiere of Poul Ruders’s The Thirteenth Child, as we get to know the composer and his music, and look at aspects of other fairytale operas.
     Albuquerque: Sunday, June 9, 2:00 PM | Santa Fe: Friday, June 14, 6:00 PM


Charles JessardVivace Book Group
Monday, July 8, 2019, 6:15–7:30 PM, pre-discussion social 5:45 PM
Collected Works, 202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe
Complimentary for Guild members, non-members $5

Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer by Wesley Stace

In 1923, set in England, a gentleman critic named Leslie Shepherd tells the macabre story of a gifted young composer, Charles Jessold. On the eve of his revolutionary new opera's premiere, Jessold murders his wife and her lover, and then commits suicide in a scenario that strangely echoes the plot of his opera — which Shepherd has helped to write. The opera will never be performed. Shepherd first shares his police testimony, then recalls his relationship with Jessold in his role as critic, biographer, and friend. And with each retelling of the story, significant new details cast light on the identity of the real victim in Jessold's tragedy. Wesley Stace has crafted a dazzling story of counter-melodies and counter-narratives that will keep you guessing to the end.


Meet the Diva: Laura Wilde in Conversation with Cori Ellison
Sunday, August 4, 2019, beginning at 1:00 PM
Guild members $25, non-members $35
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Laura Wilde


The Inner VoiceVivace Book Group
Monday, September 9, 2019, 6:15–7:30 PM, pre-discussion social 5:45 PM
Collected Works, 202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe
Complimentary for Guild members, non-members $5

Inner Voice: The Making of a Singer by Reneé Fleming

Blessed with one of the most beautiful voices of her generation, soprano Renée Fleming is one of the most celebrated talents on today's music scene. In The Inner Voice, this great singer shares what she has learned from her experience as an inspiration for those contemplating a career in the arts. From struggling to get a career under way to dealing with her own personal doubts, Fleming is wonderfully candid and articulate about her art — especially the little discussed heart-throat-mind connection — and childhood influences, formal education, mentors, preparation, and mental and physical discipline. A Grammy Award-winning soprano whose achievements earned her an honorary doctor of music from the Juilliard School, Fleming describes her struggles to launch her career, the individuals who influenced her life, and the challenges she faces with the business side of the music industry.


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