Two master of opera lighting are among the hosts of Live Design's Backstage At The Opera weekend in Santa Fe:

Lighting designer Rick Fisher has been a regular at Santa Fe Opera for fifteen operas to date, beginning with The Egyptian Helen and Wozzeck in 2001 and continuing through the 2010 Madame Butterfly and Albert Herring. In 2012 he provided the lighting design for The Pearl Fishers, and in 2013 he is lighting a new production of The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein and the world premiere of Oscar.

Lighting designer Duane Schuler is a longtime associate of The Santa Fe Opera. Since his Santa Fe Opera debut with Madame Butterfly in 1996, Schuler has returned to work with the company on numerous occasions, and recently provided the lighting design for La Traviata, Alceste, and the world premiere of Moravec’s The Letter in 2009. For the 2013 Santa Fe season he is designing the revival of The Marriage of Figaro, a new production of La Donna Del Lago, and the revival of La Traviata.


The Live Design Backstage At Santa Fe Opera Weekend* comprises:

A performance of The Marriage of Figaro on Friday evening, July 5, preceded by a buffet dinner

A performance of Grand Duchess of Gerolstein, Saturday evening, July 6, preceded by a buffet dinner

A in the theatre following the performances

A run-through of La Donna del Lago (tentative)

Backstage tours of the theatre, technical shops, and extensive campus

Panels with designers including lighting designers Rick Fisher and Duane Schuler

Panel discussions with technical staff

Welcome reception and farewell brunch


$1,295 to include the performances, two dinners, two lunches and farewell brunch.

($1,495 after June 1)

Where to Stay?

Enjoy a discounted room rate at the Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Hotel situated under the picturesque Sangre de Cristo Mountains.  The hotel is 10 minutes away from the Santa Fe Opera House, 15-20 minutes from downtown Santa Fe, and about an hour from Albuquerque International (ABQ) Airport. Enjoy all the resort facilities, with a choice of six restaurants, and indoor and outdoor pools.
Room rates for single and double is $109 per night.  To make your reservation, call 505-455-555 and mention group code PEN.  Discounts available until June 5, or based upon availability.

*Schedule subject to change

Register today and join Live Design backstage at Santa Fe Opera July 5-7, 2013