New Mexico PBS to Air Behind-the-Scenes Series for Santa Fe Opera’s ‘The Lord of Cries’

By David Salazar

New Mexico PBS will bring back its “¡COLORES!” series to provide an in-depth look at the behind-the-scenes of Santa Fe Opera’s “The Lord of Cries.”

The series premiers at 7 p.m. local time on May 12, 2022 and will allow audiences a chance to explore the process behind making Santa Fe Opera’s 17th world premiere production.

The series will feature appearances by such creative forces as Santa Fe Opera General Director Robert K. Meya, composer John Corigliano, librettist Mark Adamo, director James Darrah, costume designer Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, soprano Susanna Phillips, Santa Fe Opera production director Chelsea Antrim Dennis, and conductor Johannes Debus, among others.

“The Santa Fe Opera is delighted to present this exciting program with New Mexico PBS. For over sixty years the Santa Fe Opera has been committed to playing a significant role in New Mexico’s vibrant arts and culture landscape by presenting performances of the highest quality of new, rarely performed, and standard works,” said Meya in an official statement. “Our special truly has something for everyone and we are grateful for this opportunity and the incredible partnership of NMPBS in telling our story. We are so excited to invite opera fans and newcomers behind the scenes at the Santa Fe Opera.”

“Lord of Cries” is an opera by John Corigliano and Mark Adamo that had its world premiere in 2017. The work was inspired by such classics as “Dracula” and “The Bacchae.”