Santa Fe, Falstaff


Several of us are planning to continue the fellowship generated during our conference, by extending out trip to include an excursion co Santa Fe, New Mexico, for two operas and some exploration of the superb state parks and museum, dedicated to the local Indian history and culture. We'll see Verdi's Falstaffon July 4 (Fenton will be sung by Greg Turay, dubbed "the new Bjoerling• last spring by The New York Times) and Lucia di Lammermoor on July 6. The opera house there is perched in a natural bowl in the Tesuque hills, just outside of Santa Fe, and is partially open to the resplendent evening skies. (Even people who don't enjoy opera go there for its setting.) Productions are well known to be lavish and adventuresome, we can expect to enjoy the performances as well as the setting. Among those definitely planning to attend are Bertil Bengtsson and Elaine, Maria-Luisa and Enrique Gilardoni, Young So, Mati Zeiti and Gail and Dan Shea.

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