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“Awful "Carmen"”

Santa Fe Opera House
Ranked #1 of 273 things to do in Santa Fe
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Owner description: A beautiful outdoor venue that offers music festivals in July and August.
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Have seen this opera a few times and this choreography based on a theme of Breaking Bad was a huge disappointment! Unfortunately, the soprano Ana Maria Martinez whose voice did not project made for a mediocre main character. The tenor who played Don Jose and the other female voice who played Micaela were impressive and deserved a standing ovation which didn't happen. The story line dragged out. Carmen's weak voice and lack of stage presence were awful. We have been patrons of the Santa Fe Opera for years and have been both impressed and disappointed. This was by far the worst.:(

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Like no other opera "house" SF Opera continues to offer memorable performances in an unforgettable outdoor setting. The staging of this year's Fidelio was highlighted with the moving scene of the prisoners emerging from their underground cells and the first act quartet, "Mir ist so wunderbar." Only minutes from downtown SF, it is a world apart. Go at least once to hear --and see!

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Great interpretation on Carmen. Beautiful voices. Gorgeous spot. English or Spanish subtitles on a screen in front of every seat.

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

The setting is stunning, we enjoyed the apprentice night which was amazing. We will be back. We were surprised with the xtensive tailgating. Wish we would have know, we would have tailgated along with the locals.

Thank Matthew M
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

the Santa Fe Opera is world class - we enjoyed 3 operas - tailgating and attending the early pre-performance chat prepares visitor for a fine evening.

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