Santa Fe Opera to Raise Funds for Apprentice Programs with ‘Songs for the Future’ Concert

By Logan Martell

On March 11, Santa Fe Opera will present “Songs for the Future,” a special, online benefit concert in support of their singing and technical Apprentice Programs.

The event will be hosted by renowned mezzo Joyce DiDonato and Academy Award-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter, both of whom are former apprentices at SFO.

The roster of artists will also include former apprentice singers, such as mezzo Emily Fons, baritone Will Liverman, and tenor Jack Swanson. There will also be interview excerpts from notable alumni such as singers Sylvia D’Eramo, Duke Kim, Briana Elyse Hunter, Zachary Nelson, and Galeano Salas; and technicians Lee Fiskness, Eileen Garcia, Aja Jackson, Brandon Kirkham, Adam Rowe, Travis, Shupe, Sandra Zamora, and David Zimmerman, among others.

“Songs for the Future” will be free to watch on the company’s website; donors of $250 or more received before February 19 will be recognized in the video credits. The video will be available for 30 days following its premiere.