The Washington Post

Santa Fe Opera, 2011 edition

At last, those of you who have written to ask about our summer opera coverage can put your concerns to rest: Charles Downey has weighed in on this year’s Santa Fe Opera festival for the Washington Post.

Since Charles’s space in the Post was limited, he also offered full-length reviews of each opera on his own blog: Griselda, The Last Savage, Wozzeck, La Bohème, and Faust.

And some other views:

Mark Swed in the Los Angeles Times on Griselda and Wozzeck.

George Loomis in the Financial Times on Griselda and The Last Savage.

Sarah Bryan Miller in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on La Bohème and Faust.

Kyle MacMillan in the Denver Post on Griselda and Wozzeck.

James M. Keller in the Santa Fe New Mexican on Griselda, The Last Savage, Wozzeck, La Bohème, and Faust.

Lawrence A. Johnson on on Griselda, The Last Savage, Wozzeck, La Bohème, and Faust

Brian Holt on on Griselda, The Last Savage, and Wozzeck.

Did you go to Santa Fe this summer? Please post your own thoughts on these productions.

UPDATE: On Wednesday afternoon, the Santa Fe Opera announced new works that will have their premieres in coming seasons:

“Oscar,” an opera about Oscar Wilde written by Theodore Morrison and John Cox, written for the countertenor David Daniels, for 2013;

Miss Fortune, by Judith Weir, in its American premiere in 2014;

and “Cold Mountain,” based on the Charles Frasier book, by Jennifer Higdon and Gene Scheer, written for Nathan Gunn, in 2015.


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