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Santa Fe Opera House

301 Opera Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87506-2823
+1 505-986-5955
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New Mexico Landscape is the Backdrop

This is a spectacular spot. We did a tailgate picnic in the upper parking watching the incredible... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Fabulous place

We were lucky enough to have a tour of the theatre out of season. A lovely lady showed us round and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Preston, United Kingdom
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A beautiful outdoor venue that offers music festivals in July and August.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“open air” (67 reviews)
“pre performance” (20 reviews)
“backstage tour” (18 reviews)
301 Opera Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87506-2823
+1 505-986-5955
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a spectacular spot. We did a tailgate picnic in the upper parking watching the incredible sunset, before the performance. The opera house is open on three sides, and the audience sees the New Mexico landscape all around. Visitors can take a Saturday morning...More

Thank ellensantafe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to have a tour of the theatre out of season. A lovely lady showed us round and the views are spectacular. We also met one of the costume designers, which was really interesting. We must return for a show!

1  Thank calsilver77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going to the the Santa Fe Opera is one of those things that should not miss from anyone’s bucket list. Why? Simply because it’s one of the most enchanting, moving and beautiful experiences you could treat yourself to. I’ve been going to the Santa Fe...More

Thank Conny N
Reviewed 9 December 2017

No bad seat in the house, we saw a wonderful performance of Lucia. You need to experience thisvenue. Enjoyed the dinner buffet before the opera and made some great new friends.

Thank Jane K
Reviewed 9 November 2017

It's the thing to do in Santa Fe. Even if you think you don't like opera, go. Go early, buy sandwiches somewhere or a to-go dinner and have a little tailgate party like the other opera-goers. Go early enough to catch the 30 minute talk...More

1  Thank VisitingFromSantaFe
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We went to the opera in this open air opera house. It was such a pleasant and wonderful experience. Had fabulous seats, weather was mild, the opera was great and had an overall terrific evening. Would highly recommend the Santa Fe Opera House to anyone...More

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The Santa Fe Opera is a special venue for an opera. The opera itself is world-class. But what sets the Santa Fe Opera apart is the setting. It's on a hilltop overlooking miles of desert and mountains. It's covered, but the sides are open, allowing...More

Thank dean136
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Not only did we get to enjoy tailgating before the opera we were able to go inside have a glass of wine and walk around the grounds taking in all the beautiful views before the sun set gave the opera stage the best backdrop ever....More

Thank Kaycee D
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great venue for all kinds of attractions. Have been to several concerts and there is not a bad seat in the house. Open air but covered, so you need to be aware of the temperature.

Thank RayJr6112
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Santa Fe opera is a delight. I've never had a bad seat in the house and have been going for thirty years. Wether its a concert or an opera the sound is excellent. Take time to get up close to the stage and view...More

Thank Michele T
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Sheryl A
31 October 2017|
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Response from Beverly L | Reviewed this property |
The Santa Fe opera season runs from the end of June through the end of August. The opera house is open to the elements on the sides and the back of the stage so the season is limited to two months in the summer. Occasionally... More
14 August 2017|
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Response from mark k | Reviewed this property |
Apart from bringing your own cushion,you must wiggle your feet and toes so that the circulation in your calfs keeps moving.The longest performances have two intermissions and it is important to get up and walk outside.If you... More
Sandy S
9 August 2017|
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Response from J W | Reviewed this property |
There are a lot of steps. They do have elevators though and special seating.