Santa Fe Opera & PBS Team Up for ‘The Lord of Cries’ Series

By David Salazar

Santa Fe Opera will team up with PBS to present “From Page to Stage: The Lord of Cries.”

The series is set to start on March 27 and will focus on John Corigliano and Mark Adamo’s new opera “The Lord of Cries” across seven episodes ending on August 14, 2021. The showcase will allow audiences a behind the scenes look at the new work, which is scheduled to open on July 17 as part of the 64th season of the Santa Fe Opera.

The program will feature interviews with  Santa Fe Opera General Director Robert K. Meya, renowned tenor George Shirley, composer John Corigliano, librettist Mark Adamo, director James Darrah, costume designer Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, soprano Susanna Phillips, and Santa Fe Opera production director Chelsea Antrim Dennis, among others.

“The Santa Fe Opera is delighted to embark on this exciting new series 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.’From Page to Stage’ 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,” General Director Robert K. Meya said in a press release about this very first collaboration between the Santa Fe Opera and New Mexico PBS.

Here is the full schedule for the episodes.

Episode 1: The Storied History of Santa Fe Opera — Saturday, March 27, 4 pm MDT
Episode 2: The Lord of Cries Story & Creators — Saturday, April 24, 4 pm MDT
Episode 3: Conceptualizing The Lord of Cries — Saturday, May 29, 4 pm MDT
Episode 4: Role Play and The Lord of Cries — Saturday, June 26, 4 pm MDT
Episode 5: Health & Safety at The Santa Fe Opera — Saturday, July 3, 4 pm MDT
Episode 6*: Rehearsing The Lord of Cries — Saturday, July 10, 4 pm MDT
Episode 7*: Opening Night of The Lord of Cries — Saturday, August 14, 4 pm MDT
*Tentatively scheduled at this time.