Join conductor Oliver Prezant for the Santa Fe Opera’s Spotlight Series – five fun, informative talks presented in Santa Fe and Albuquerque on the Santa Fe Opera’s 2019 season. Each presentation begins with a preview of one of the five productions of the upcoming season, and each looks at a variety of operas through the lens of a single topic. Whether you’re a newcomer or an aficionado, these engaging, accessible presentations will increase your enjoyment and understanding of opera and enrich your experience in Santa Fe this summer.
Jenufa, by Leos Janacek
Love and Death in a Czech Village
Getting your pretty stepdaughter married shouldn’t be too difficult, right? Unless someone get jealous, or she’s pregnant and no one knows it . . . Janacek’s breakout opera is a closer look at the pressures and perils of village life in the nineteenth century, something our great grandparents may have experienced firsthand. The lyrical, dramatic score is Janacek’s personal blend of folk music that fascinated him and the new ideas in music and opera that were burgeoning around 1900. We’ll also consider some other folk-themed operas.
Sunday May 19th, 2:00 PM – Albuquerque, Las Puertas Event Center
Free to the Public