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Some of Our Recurring Annual Events & Sample Past Events


Santa Fe Opera Backstage Preview (annual event)
Each Spring Santa Fe Opera Guild members gather at Stieren Hall for the Backstage Preview, showcasing the production designs for upcoming operas.
Backstage Preview

Santa Fe Opera Spotlight Series (annual series)
Oliver PrezantJoin conductor Oliver Prezant at Collected Works for the Santa Fe Opera’s Spotlight Series — five fun, informative talks on the current season. Each 90-minute presentation begins with a preview of one of the five productions of the upcoming season, and looking at a variety of operas through the lens of a single topic. His unique presentations have helped thousands of music lovers deepen their understanding and enjoyment of music.


Meet the Singing Apprentices Party (annual event in early June)
Santa Fe Opera Guild members join the Singing Apprentices for dinner at Dapples Pavilion.Apprentices

Vivace Book Club (recurring event)
The Santa Fe Opera Guild and Collected Works present Vivace, a book group devoted to readings about the world of opera. This bi-monthly event gathers at Collected Works at 5:45 PM on the second Monday of alternate months. Check the Santa Fe Opera Guild’s Facebook Events page for upcoming Vivace meeting.Vivace

Met Opera HD Previews (recurring event)
The Lensic and The Santa Fe Opera persent The Met Live in HD. Lensic Schedule and TicketsMet Live
Conversation with Winnie Klotz (sample program sponsored by SFOG)
Guild members were treated to a fascinating resentation by Winnie Klotz, the official photographer for the Metropolitan Opera for 27 years, who told amazing stories and provided an intimate look behind the scenes at the Met.Winnie Klotz

Winter Luncheon (annual event)
Joe Illick At a recent Santa Fe Opera Guilds Annual Winter Luncheon, conductor, composer, and pianist Joe Illick treated Guild members to a memorable takl about how different composers have used music to express familiar human emotions.

Let’s Talk About Opera: A Salon (annual event)
The Salon has become a popular annual Santa Fe Opera Guild tradition since its introduction in 2014. Guild members circulate among six tables discussing varous aspect of opera.Salon

Meet the Diva/Divo: (annual event)
The 2019 special guest for this annual event was Laura Wilde, who sang the title role in Jenůfa.Laura Wilde

Santa Fe Opera Guild Annual Meeting (annual event)
At the end of the season, the Santa Fe Opera Guild holds its Annual Meeting, featuring hors d’oeuvres, wine, and a special guest speaker. In 2019, the speaker was Randy Lutz, long-time Properties Director of The Santa Fe Opera.
Randy Lutz