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BWW Review: IS THIS AMERICA? at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Review: IS THIS AMERICA? at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - October 24, 2020

On Oct. 23, the Santa Fe Opera and Center for Contemporary Arts presented 'Is This America?' This online workshop featuring scenes from the one-act opera, 'This Little Light of Mine,' took place on October10, 2020, aboard the retired tanker Mary A. Whalen which is-docked in Red Hook, Brooklyn....
BWW Review: PAREA SERIES: THE TELEPHONE at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Review: PAREA SERIES: THE TELEPHONE at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - October 03, 2020

On October 3, I watched an updated version of Gian Carlo Menottia??s 1947 short opera, The Telephone. The dial telephone tethered to one room of the home that some of us oldsters grew up with has become a portable smart phone and each person has one. The Parea Virtual Recital Series which explains t...
BWW Review: UNSHAKEABLE at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Review: UNSHAKEABLE at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - August 29, 2020

On Friday evening August 28, Santa Fe Opera screened a filmed performance of Joseph Illick and  Andrea Fellows Waltersa?? one-act opera UnShakeable, composed for the a?oeShakespeare 400a?? celebration in 2016. Meridian had lost her memory due to a pandemic of a?oeerasure,a?? but Wyatt still retained...
BWW Review: SONGS FROM THE SANTA FE OPERA at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Review: SONGS FROM THE SANTA FE OPERA at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - August 02, 2020

The story of David Henry Hwanga??s play  M. Butterfly, while entwined with that of Puccinia??s opera Madama Butterfly, is basically about the relationship between French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and Shi Pei Pu, a Peking Opera singer. The singer, thought by all who knew her to be female, was actual...
BWW Review: A CELEBRATION OF DVORAK'S RUSALKA at Santa Fe Opera Online Photo BWW Review: A CELEBRATION OF DVORAK'S RUSALKA at Santa Fe Opera Online
by Maria Nockin - July 26, 2020

On Saturday, July 25, 2020, at six oa??clock sharp, it was time to hook the computer up to the television set and watch Santa Fe Operaa??s celebration of Antonín Dvořáka??s extraordinary opera Rusalka. In the background, the Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra of Košice, conducted by Robert Stankovs...
BWW Review: SANTA FE OPERA CELEBRATION OF TRISTAN UND ISOLDE at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Review: SANTA FE OPERA CELEBRATION OF TRISTAN UND ISOLDE at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - July 19, 2020

Tonight, the opera celebrates Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, and Ryan McKinny, who was to have sung Kurvenal, is hosting the online program from North Carolina. In this year of pandemic, artists are quarantined at home. McKinny greets us with a stein full of dark Bavarian brew with a silver to...
BWW Review: RED BIKE at Teatro Paraguas (Online) Photo BWW Review: RED BIKE at Teatro Paraguas (Online)
by Zoe Burke - July 18, 2020

Innovative theatre makers across the country have risen to the challenge of creating safe art in the time of COVID - often via Zoom, Twitch, or other conferencing/streaming platforms. Red Bike, directed by Juliet Salazar and presented by Teatro Paraguas, took a different, and decidedly more cinemati...
BWW Review: SONGS FROM THE SANTA FE OPERA at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Review: SONGS FROM THE SANTA FE OPERA at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - July 11, 2020

On Saturday Evening, July 11, at 7:00PM Mountain time, Santa Fe Opera presented its online celebration of Mozart's The Magic Flute. The opera would have premiered in the 63-year-old New Mexico company's elegant open-air theater if COVID-19 had not caused the cancellation of the season. A recording o...
BWW Review: THE DUMB WAITER at West End Productions Photo BWW Review: THE DUMB WAITER at West End Productions
by Beth Leitman - March 09, 2020

BWW Review: THE DUMB WAITER at West End Productions...
BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Aux Dog Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Aux Dog Theatre
by Beth Leitman - March 03, 2020

BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Aux Dog Theatre...
BWW Review: DOUBT at The Adobe Theatre Photo BWW Review: DOUBT at The Adobe Theatre
by Beth Leitman - February 24, 2020

BWW Review: DOUBT at The Adobe Theatre...
BWW Review: HUMMINGBIRD at Teatro Paraguas Photo BWW Review: HUMMINGBIRD at Teatro Paraguas
by Zoe Burke - February 11, 2020

Augusto Boal once said, 'Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it.' I cannot help but feel very fortunate that the Santa Fe theatre scene has been full of educational and transform...
BWW Review: BOOK OF MORMON at Popejoy Hall Photo BWW Review: BOOK OF MORMON at Popejoy Hall
by Beth Leitman - February 07, 2020

BWW Review: BOOK OF MORMON at Popejoy Hall...
BWW Review: BLACK COMEDY at West End Productions Photo BWW Review: BLACK COMEDY at West End Productions
by Beth Leitman - January 25, 2020

BWW Review: BLACK COMEDY at West End Productions...
BWW Review: LEADING LADIES at Adobe Theatre Photo BWW Review: LEADING LADIES at Adobe Theatre
by Beth Leitman - January 21, 2020

Ken Ludwig's Leading Ladies is now playing at Adobe Theatre. Running from January 17th - February 9th, Leading Ladies is considered to be a, 'rare mix of screwball comedy and farce with a tip of the hat to the Billy Wilder classic Some Like it Hot,' by director Lewis Hauser. In addition, 'the charac...
BWW Review: WAITRESS at Popejoy Hall Photo BWW Review: WAITRESS at Popejoy Hall
by Beth Leitman - December 14, 2019

BWW Review: WAITRESS at Popejoy Hall...