Santa Fe Opera Announces Casting Updates & Nightly Simulcasts

By Francisco Salazar

The Santa Fe Opera has announced casting updates and night simulcasts.

Casting Updates

The company announced casting updates for the 2021 Season. The production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will feature Santa Fe Opera Apprentice singers Teresa Perrotta as Helena, Adanya Dunn as Hermia, Duke Kim as Lysander, and Michael J. Hawk as Demetrius. The fight director will be Rick Sordelet.

The “Eugene Onegin” production will feature tenor Matthew DiBattista as Triquet while Mark Grey will serve as the Sound Designer for “The Lord of Cries.”

Michaela Martens has withdrawn from the role of Marcellina in “The Marriage of Figaro” and Larina in” Eugene Onegin” for personal reasons. As a result, mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer will return to the Santa Fe Opera stage as Marcellina and Apprentice singer Lindsay Kate Brown will sing Marcellina on August 24 and 27.

Meanwhile, mezzo-soprano Katherine Goeldner will sing Larina and due to international travel restrictions, baritone Ashley Riches will be unable to sing the role of Figaro.

Announcing Nightly Simulcasts

The company also announced that it will present nightly simulcasts of every performance on 300 square-foot, state-of-the-art LED walls in its scenic lower parking lot. The simulcasts will be supported by newly laid fiber optic cabling, 4K HD robotic cameras, new area mics placed around the stage and orchestra pit, an audio engineer live mixing each performance and veteran simulcast director Bruce Bryant accompanied by production company Staging Solutions. Simulcast tickets will also go on sale June 10, ranging in price from $100 to $125 per vehicle.