Santa Fe Opera’s unusual setting for Gounod’s operatic take on Shakespeare’s romantic classic, "Romeo and Juliet," brings the Bard's star-crossed lovers across the sea in a surprisingly effective U.S. Civil War setting as the Capulets and Montagues morph into the North and South.
Great singing, lush orchestral accompaniment put a spit-shine on Puccini’s original Spaghetti Western Opera. But what’s with this SFO production’s cramped sets? Patricia Racette stars in this interesting production.
Strangely dark and abstract Santa Fe Opera production of Mozart’s tragicomic masterpiece serves to highlight excellent singing, characterizations. Bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch stars in the title role.