FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 26, 2017
Mary Ann Hatchitt
(Santa Fe, NM) -- New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science patrons will be treated a performance by the Young Voices of the Santa Fe Opera when they present Encounters with Opera. The performance will take place Saturday November, 4 during 2017 National Opera Week, a week-long celebration of opera takes place in cities and town throughout the country.
The Young Voices of Santa Fe Opera is the company’s training program for high school students directed by Kathleen Clawson. They will perform various arias and choruses during two performances at the museum on Saturday morning.
The Young Voices performance is timely with the current traveling, and highly interative exhibition Wild Music: Songs & Sounds of Life. National Opera Week runs from October 27 - November 5, and is coordinated by Opera America The performances take place in spaces where opera is not typically found, engaging with audiences outside of the opera scene. A list of nation-wide activities can be found at operaamerica.org/OperaWeek. Watch a National Opera Week welcome video by local chairs Sandy and Sam Donaldson here.
The Saturday performances at the Museum of Natural History & Science in Albuquerque will be held at 9:45AM & 10:45 AM. The performances are included with museum admission which will be half off between 9:00AM & 11:00 AM.
After their performance in Albuquerque, the Young Voices head to Santa Fe for performances at Meow Wolf at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
About the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org. Established in 1986, the mission of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is to preserve and interpret the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of our state through extraordinary collections, research, exhibits and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning. The NMMNHS offers exhibits, exhibitions, programs, and workshops in Paleontology, Geoscience, Bioscience, Earth Science, Natural Science, Gemology, is the Southwest’s largest repository for dinosaur fossils, and includes a Planetarium and a DynaTheater. A division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, the Museum is open 7 days a week, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. 1801 Mountain Road NW, northeast of Historic Old Town Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87104, (505) 841-2800. Events, news releases and images about activities at the Museum of Natural History and Science and other in divisions of the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at media.newmexicoculture.org.
THE MISSION OF THE SANTA FE OPERA IS TO ADVANCE THE OPERATIC ART FORM BY PRESENTING ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCES OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY IN A UNIQUE SETTING WITH A VARIED REPERTORY OF NEW, RARELY PERFORMED, AND STANDARD WORKS; TO ENSURE THE EXCELLENCE OF OPERA’S FUTURE THROUGH APPRENTICE PROGRAMS FOR SINGERS, TECHNICIANS, AND ARTS ADMINISTRATORS; AND TO FOSTER AND ENRICH AN UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION OF OPERA AMONG A DIVERSE PUBLIC.