Susan Graham, Ryan McKinny, Amanda Echalaz To Host ‘Songs from the Santa Fe Opera’ Performance Series

By David Salazar

Santa Fe Opera has announced a new digital performance series that will take place throughout July.

The series, entitled “Songs from the Santa Fe Opera,” will celebrate the opening nights of the operas that the company was originally set to perform throughout the 2020 season.

“We feel strongly about bringing the joy of opera to our communities during this difficult time. What’s exciting about ‘Songs from the Santa Fe Opera’ is that it affords everyone around the globe a front-row seat,” stated General Director Robert K. Meya in a press release. “Through these digital opening nights, we can come together while remaining safely apart and enjoy the beauty and inspiration opera provides. It is my hope that the events offer a spiritual healing of sorts for the loss of our season, as well as the cancellation of so many other arts and cultural events here in Santa Fe and around the world.”

Things will kick off with “The Barber of Seville,” which will be hosted by Susan Graham.

Streaming Date: July 3, 2020 

Anthony Michaels-Moore will host an evening dedicated to Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”

Streaming Date: July 11, 2020

At the forefront of the “Tristan und Isolde”-themed showcase will be bass-baritone Ryan McKinny.

Streaming Date: July 18, 2020

Amanda Echalaz will host the event highlights Dvorak’s “Rusalka.”

Streaming Date: July 25, 2020

The final event of the streaming series will be dedicated to “M. Butterfly.” Joshua Dennis hosts.

Streaming Date: August 1, 2020