A World Class Event

Santa Fe County’s calendar of exciting year-round events draws visitors from around the world. Arrive early for world class opera performances during the summer in a striking, state-of-the-art open air theater. The Santa Fe Opera might seem like an unlikely setting for serious tailgating, but dedicated patrons have been bringing everything from elegantly themed tables to multi-course homemade meals for elaborate pre-opera festivities.

Santa Fe Opera

This world-class opera, housed in a spectacular outdoor theater north of Santa Fe, is internationally renowned for cutting-edge production and flawless casting. Enjoy stellar performances beneath a starry New Mexico sky, as the beautiful music and compelling drama are perfectly matched with stunning sunsets.The electronic libretto system is one of only two in the world, and provides audience members with a simultaneous translation of the opera right in their seats. 

For a more intimate opera experience, the Santa Fe Opera offers these exciting opportunities:

Backstage Tour

Discover how an Opera production comes together in a revealing “behind-the-scenes” tour, which explores many of the production and front-of-house areas. 

Meet the Main Players

This weekend of world-class artistry, held both onstage and behind the scenes, introduces you to leading singers, designers and directors over the course of three days in an all-inclusive package.

Family Nights

Family Nights make coming to the Opera a more accessible experience for all, and provide an incredible opportunity for families to purchase tickets that would normally cost $100 or more.

Celebratory Dinner

Celebrate with the creative team at dinner and listen to the stage director share insights on the evening’s opening night performance.

Apprentice Showcase Scenes

The Santa Fe Opera's Apprentice Program for Singers is internationally recognized as one of the finest programs of its type.

For a complete schedule or to reserve a seat, call or visit the website

301 Opera Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87506

Santa Fe Opera