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From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, Santa Fe Part V

by Jonathan Pell

This is the fifth time in forty years that the Santa Fe Opera has mounted a production of Offenbach’s satirical operetta THE GRAND DUCHESS OF GEROLSTEIN, but this time it was done for mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, who looked stunning in the lush period costumes, sang exquisitely (most notably in the beautiful aria “Dites-lui” which is […]

Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, Santa Fe Opera Part II

by Megan Meister

The interior of the Santa Fe Opera House just before a performance of Bizet’s THE PEARL FISHERS. Last night didn’t start off too well. I had met one of my artist manager colleagues for an early dinner before the opera (his client, Eric Cutler was the tenor in the performance of PEARL FISHERS we were […]