SANTA FE, N.M., July 28, 2014 − The Santa Fe Opera kicks its 2014 summer season into high gear this evening as it rolls out six operas-two of them being one-acts-in five days at its marvelous outdoor amphitheater just outside New Mexico’s picturesque capital city.
All the productions are new, and three (well, four) of them are being presented for the first time here, including Beethoven’s “Fidelio,” that pair of one-acts-Mozart’s “The Impressario” and Stravinsky’s “Le Rossignol”-and Chinese American composer Huang Ruo’s “Dr. Sun Yat-Sen,” which received its American premiere during the new season’s gala opening celebration this Saturday past.
Huang Ruo’s full-length opera, which focuses on modern China’s first president, will be sung in Mandarin with a Chinese and American cast. We reviewed the Washington Opera’s world premiere of this composer’s one-act opera “An American Soldier” in this column this past June.
Also on tap: A new “Carmen,” which takes Bizet’s classic and re-imagines it in 20th century Mexico; and Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale,” an opera last produced here in 1983.
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