Tag Archives: William Burden

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

by Jonathan Pell

Yesterday afternoon at 4:00 under the auspices of the Santa Fe Concert Association composer Jake Heggie played a recital of some of his songs, accompanying tenor William Burden, soprano Heidi Stober and mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer, all of whom are singing with the Santa Fe Opera this summer. The only set of songs that I had […]

Jonathan Pell, Artistic Director Santa Fe Opera, Part III

by Megan Meister

Last night’s performance of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski’s 1926 opera KING ROGER was one of those magical nights in the theatre that we all hope to experience but which in reality happens so rarely.  Everything about the evening was extraordinary, including the piece itself, which I had never heard “live” before. The libretto is enigmatic, […]

On the General Director’s CD Player

by Megan Meister

One way and another, I seem to spend quite a lot of time in my car, and I make a special point of bringing along interesting CDs to listen to.   Most recently, I have been enjoying Naxos Records’ recording of Karol Szymanowski’s opera King Roger.  Having made its premiere in 1926, King Roger is an […]