In addition to our mainstage productions, the Opera is dedicated to offering diverse
and enriching programs throughout the Southwest.


Youth Programs

The Santa Fe Opera offers a comprehensive program of activities for young people throughout the state of New Mexico. Some, such as Youth Nights at the Opera, go back to our very first season; others, such as Young Voices are recent additions with more new projects under development.

  • opera for all ages 

    Special performances operas created by The Santa Fe Opera to address in a light-hearted manner, questions about Opera.

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    True North, 2014
  • 2014 Family Nights

    FAMILY nights 

    Coming to the Opera are Family Nights which are more affordable for all!

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  • Youth Nights at the Opera

    dress rehearsal nights

    Special groups attend final dress rehearsals of select mainstage productions during each season.

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  • Opera Makes Sense

    Opera Makes Sense

    Pre-school children explore the elements of opera through activities
    that engage each of their five senses.

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  • Young Voices Program


    This is an audition-based mastery program for high school students. Participants receive complimentary training by The Santa Fe Opera staff with the program culminating in a public recital performance. For audition information, click here or email us for other inquires. For the 2015-16 application form, click here.

  • Young Technicians at The Santa Fe Opera

    Young Technicians

    This is an application-based program designed to introduce a select group of high school students to the process used by creative teams to take a script/libretto from page to stage. Beginning in the summer of 2015, this two-year experience acquaints students with collaboration, communication and teamwork. For more information and to apply, click here. For the teacher reference form, click here.


  • ALTO (Active Learning Through Opera) Program


    Students make meaningful connections between an academic topic and an element of opera. read more

  • 2014 POP (Pueblo Opera Program)

    Pueblo Opera Program

    Children, adults, and tribal elders from New Mexico's 21 pueblos and reservations take part in this award-winning project.

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  • 2013 Opera Storyteller's Camp

    Opera Storytellers Summer Camp

    New!! Opera Storytellers Summer Camp, a camp designed by kids for kids. read more