The Guilds 
 of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc.

  We support the Education and Community Programs of The Santa Fe Opera
   


   A classic Santa Fe sunset, seen from The Santa Fe Opera looking West towards the Jemez Mountains , July 2011 .   At the Opera, it's magical!


 

 

 

 

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2015 Opera on the Rocks


Events Presented by the Los Alamos Guild in 2014 and Before


Opera on the Rocks 2013

2012 Holiday Party

Sunday afternoon, Dec. 2nd

The Los Alamos Opera Guild held its annual membership party at the lovely home of Anna and Roland Caspersen. The refreshments offered by the members, under the theme of "Favorite Holiday Foods", were enjoyed by all. The foods reflected the members' backgrounds from a variety of countries, as well as America. 
We were delighted to greet our unexpected visitors from the Las Vegas, Albuquerque,and Espanola Guilds. Rod Billingsley flew in the contingent of Karen Topping, Ursel Albers, and Frances Casey from Las Vegas. Dr. Elaine Ré and Astrid Lugowski came all the way from Albuquerque and from nearby Espanola came David and Janice Trujillo.
In all, about thirty people came to the event. 
Our own expert in all things opera, Carl Newton, talked about the new season of operas and showed plans for the building plans for the Santa Fe Opera grounds. Julia Fairs, a soprano, presented a beautifully sung program accompanied on the piano by Brian Huysman. Eugene Kovalenko, a cantande bass, (more commonly known as a bass-baritone) sang, a capella, a deeply moving prayer from the ancient Slavic liturgy. All three musicians are from Los Alamos.

Then, a wonderful and unexpected treat. Dr. Ré passed out Christmas carol words in Italian and the audience sang exuberantly to Brian's accompaniment. Unwilling to stop after the Italian versions, the audience requested one after another of their favorite carols to the great pleasure of all. Our thanks to Dr. Ré, and our delightful visitors.

 

 

 

Photos courtesy of Elaine Ré.

 

2012 FALL EVENTS

Saturday, September 29th, 2012
         Mozart on the Rocks: Opera at Bandelier

See a You Tube clip of
Mozart of the Rocks


Some of our recent events:

June-July: Los Alamos Opera Guild and the Santa Fe Opera Display at the Los Alamos Historical museum.

Sunday July 15th
, 3:00 PM
 
The 2012 Santa Fe Opera Apprentices performed at Fuller Lodge (2132 Central Avenue, Los Alamos, NM)
$10 for non-guild members; FREE for guild members

The Santa Fe Opera’s 2011 production of La BOHÈME
Photo includes Corey Mckern (Marcello), Heidi Stober (Musetta), Christian Vaan Horn (Colline) and Chorus.
                                                                                                                       Photo: Ken Howard, courtesy of The San Fe Opera

Examples of Programs Presented by the Los Alamos Guild

  • Visit the Los Alamos Opera Guild booth during Los Alamos Chamberfest. 
  • A Musical Fashion Show: Putting On the Glitz "Guys, Gals and Musical Divas!" Fashions by ULI’S and music by Alicia Solomon, Jess Cullinan, and Julia Fair accompanied by Brian Huysman at The Blue Window Bistro
    Music included"Musetta's Waltz" from LA BOHEME by Puccini and duets from THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (Mozart), LAKME (Delibes), and THE TALES OF HOFFMANN(Offenbach). Fashion show features local models: Gene Schmidt (LAPS Superintendent), Bill Inkret (LANL), Roland Caspersen (Caspersen Builders), Janet McMillan (LANL Registered Nurse), and more. 
  • Preview of The Santa Fe Opera 2012 Season by Opera singer Alicia Solomon at The Mesa Library. Highlights of the operas, including a world history of productions of TOSCA.  Donations welcome. 

The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Incorporated
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O. Box 2658
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO 87504-2658

 (888) 666-3430, Ext. 100

A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation founded in October 1963 

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