Review: A Stunning “Madama Butterfly” Starring Kelly Kaduce – Santa Fe Opera, June 30, 2018

The Santa Fe Opera revived its 2010 production of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly”, created by the late Lee Blakeley. A strong cast and insightful direction provided a dramatically exciting evening in the theatre. The performance included a considerable amount of rarely heard music from the earliest versions of the opera, which, although eventually cut by Puccini, … Read more

Review: Bernstein’s “Candide” Opens 2018 Santa Fe Opera Season – June 29, 2018

Santa Fe Opera opened its 2018 season with a lively new production of Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide” from French director Laurent Pelly. The centennial of the composer’s birth was observed with this first performance of “Candide” in Santa Fe Opera history. A strong cast was led by stellar performances from Alek Shrader, Brenda Rae, Kevin Burdette, Helene Schneiderman … Read more