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‘Steve Jobs’ takes over Santa Fe

World premiere casts a spell over 61st Santa Fe Opera season
Baritone Edward Parks sings the role of Steve Jobs in “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” in the world premiere at Santa Fe Opera.
Soprano Venera Gimadieva as The Queen of Shemakha and baritone Tim Mix as King Dodon perform in Rimsky-Korsakov’s fairy tale opera “The Golden Cockerel,” at Santa Fe Opera.
Santa Fe’s spellbound season

In addition to the Steve Jobs opera, four other productions cast their own spells this summer. It’s a brilliant mix of traditional and cutting-edge stage design with splendid music throughout.
Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” fortunately features Brenda Rae in the title role in a production conceived anew by Director Ron Daniels on Riccardo Hernandez’s simple abstract set design and complicated by Peter Nigrini’s elaborate projections. Johann Strauss II’s “Die Fledermaus” unspools a boys-will-be-boys prank in sumptuous traditional detail with costumes provided by the Washington National Opera. If you love frou-frou, Strauss waltzes and hijinks, this glorious operetta is for you. Handel’s “Alcina” is a meditation on illusion and reality with beautiful arias one after another. Director David Alden has recast the Baroque fantasy with a complex contemporary set and modern dress, overdoing bits, props, and stage business to distraction.Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Golden Cockerel” is a political satire disguised as a simple folk tale. With exhilarating music, the Russian opera illuminates the dangerous foolishness of dictators whether they are Tsar Nicholas I or by implication, our current president. With elaborate period costumes and a smashing contemporary set, the SFO production is a smart, engaging political parody for our time.Judith Reynolds

If you go

What: “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs,” Aug. 15, 22, 25; Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor,” Aug. 12, 16, 24; Johann Strauss II’s “Die Fledermaus,” Aug. 14, 19, 26; Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Golden Cockerel,” Aug. 18; Handel’s “Alcina,” Aug. 11, 17, 23.
Where: Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe.
Tickets: Prices range from $32 to $225.
More information: Visit www.SantaFeOpera.org or call (800) 280-4654.

‘Steve Jobs’ takes over Santa Fe

Baritone Edward Parks sings the role of Steve Jobs in “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” in the world premiere at Santa Fe Opera.
Soprano Venera Gimadieva as The Queen of Shemakha and baritone Tim Mix as King Dodon perform in Rimsky-Korsakov’s fairy tale opera “The Golden Cockerel,” at Santa Fe Opera.
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