Free Opera in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Santa Fe Opera is proud to announce free " Opera in the Park" screenings of 2021 Seasons productions in August in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. The events are part of the opera's reopening celebrations and ongoing commitment to bring th e joy of opera to the Santa Fe and Albuquerque communities.
Presented by the Santa Fe Opera, sponsored by the City of Santa Fe and hosted by the Santa Fe Kiwanis Club, the Santa Fe screenings will take place at Villa Linda Park near Santa Fe Place Maill on the Southside on the first and second Sundays and Mondays in August: 1,2,8 and9. Featured will be pre-recorded performances of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The opera invites people to bring a picnic, spread out on the grass and enjoy the show.
Performances by local youth talent, including Maatuu Dance Group, the Erik Fender Dance Group from SanIldefonso Pueblo, Theo Kutsko, and the Choral Arts Society of St. Michael's High School, will kick festivities off at 3:30pm, followed by 4:00pm pcreeenings. Two, 300- square foot LED walls will provide attendees with a state-of-the-art viewing experience, while sound will be broadcast via outdoor speakers.
"Opera in the Park" sponsors are Chester A. Gougis and Shelley Ochab and Simulcast sponsors Brooke Suzanne Gray, James V. & Dana Pope Manning and Gene & Jean Stark for their generous support in helping to realize these events. The simulcast recordings are directed by Bruce Bryant, with production support from Staging Solutions, db Production Services and Michael Schweppe Sound. More information can be found online at santafeopera.org/opera-in-the-park .
Southside Screening Schedule:
August 1- The Marriage of Figaro;
August 2- Eugene Onegin*
August 8 - A Midsummer Night's Dream
August 9 - The Marriage of Figaro (encore screening)
*Parental caution for depiction of violence
Location: Villa Linda Park near Santa Fe Place Mall