Stars of Santa Fe Opera in Recital

Enrich your Santa Fe Opera experience! Hear stars perform music by different composers in an intimate setting at Festival of Song at the historic Scottish Rite Center. Linger afterwards for a meet-the-artists reception and chat with performers and fellow music lovers.

“Warm, resonant” (The Associated Press) Verdian baritone Quinn Kelsey and “rich, dark” (Opera News) dramatic soprano Marjorie Owens take the stage for an afternoon of marvelous singing. This husband-and-wife pair are Metropolitan Opera stars (Kelsey is also Santa Fe Opera’s Rigoletto) and will perform songs and duets by Brahms, Duparc, Finzi, Strauss, and Wagner, accompanied by the “wondrous tact and virtuosity” of Tamara Sanikidze.
Watch and listen: Behind the Music: Quinn Kelsey on ‘Rigoletto’
Listen: Marjorie Owens, Oberon aria
About Quinn Kelsey: Bio
About Marjorie Owens: Bio

Quinn Kelsey, baritone, and Marjorie Owens, soprano with Tamara Sanikidze, piano
Sunday, August 2

Anna Christy, the “mesmerizing” (The Times, London) Santa Fe Opera star of The Last Savage in 2011, returns to play Marie in The Daughter of the Regiment this summer. The “agile, clear” (The New York Times) soprano will grace the stage for a recital of songs and arias by composers including Handel, Mozart, and Poulenc. Joe Illick will accompany Anna Christy at the piano.
Watch and listen: Scenes from Lucia di Lammermoor
About Anna Christy: Bio

Anna Christy, soprano with Joe Illick, piano
Thursday, August 6

Liebeslieder Waltzes will feature breathtaking Romantic and Classical songs performed by Santa Fe Opera apprentice singers and accompanied by Santa Fe Opera Principal Conductor Harry Bicket and Joe Illick of Performance Santa Fe. Be swept away by this collection of love songs by Brahms, Schumann, Schubert, and Rossini, sung by a group whose alumni include Joyce DiDonato and Michael Fabiano.
Santa Fe Opera apprentice singers with pianists Harry Bicket and Joe Illick
Sunday, August 9

Festival of Song: Quinn Kelsey by Ken Howard  Festival of Song: Marjorie OwensFestival of Song: Anna Christy




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Performance Santa Fe’s 79th season in 2015-16 is funded by the City of Santa Fe and the 1% Lodgers Tax; New Mexico Arts, a division of the Office of Cultural Affairs; The McCune Charitable Foundation; Santa Fe Community Foundation; and donors, patrons, and sponsors from New Mexico and around the world.