Events

The Lensic and The Santa Fe Opera

The Met: Live in HD - Turandot

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Two of opera’s most thrilling dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke and Nina Stemme, reprise their fierce portrayals of the title princess. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium to conduct Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production of Puccini’s final masterpiece.

The Lensic and The Santa Fe Opera

The Met: Live in HD - Manon

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing.

The Santa Fe Opera

Sweet Potato Kicks the Sun

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Sweet Potato Kicks the Sun, by composer Augusta Read Thomas and librettist Leslie Dunton-Downer, follows the galactic mishaps caused by the title character, Sweet Potato, and a journey to set things back on course. Featuring a cast that includes beatbox artist Nicole Paris, this work explores opera’s ability to intersect with other art forms, while also offering contemporary storytelling for today’s audiences.

The Lensic and The Santa Fe Opera

The Met: Live in HD - Madama Butterfly

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her.

The Lensic and The Santa Fe Opera

The Met: Live in HD - Akhnaten

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti.

The Lensic and The Santa Fe Opera

The Met: Live in HD - The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

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One of America’s favorite operas takes the big screen. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants.

The Lensic and The Santa Fe Opera

The Met: Live in HD - Der Fliegende Holländer

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The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity.

The Lensic and The Santa Fe Opera

The Met: Live in HD - Tosca

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Soprano Anna Netrebko, whom the New York Times hailed as “magnificent” when she made her role debut as Tosca in 2018, returns as Puccini’s explosive diva, back by popular demand.

The Lensic and The Santa Fe Opera

The Met: Live in HD - Maria Stuarda

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Soprano Diana Damrau, following her triumph as Violetta in last season’s new production of Verdi’s La Traviata, stars as the martyred Mary, Queen of Scots, in Donizetti’s bel canto showcase.