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Majeski stars in a superb Santa Fe Capriccio

Amanda Majeski (Countess) © Ken Howard | Santa Fe Opera
Maestro Leo Hussain’s translucent rendition of the score made Capriccio the crowning glory of the Santa Fe Opera Season.  
*****
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Santa Fe Opera Stages Puccini's Fanciulla del West

Patricia Racette (Minnie), Gwyn Hughes Jones (Johnson) and ensemble © Ken Howard | Santa Fe Opera
Richard Jones's production of Puccini’s Western opera La fanciulla del West is well sung, but fails to tap in to the Wild West atmosphere of the surroundings.
***11
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A thoughtful Don Giovanni at Santa Fe

Daniel Okilitch (Don Giovanni) and Solomon Howard (Commendatore) © Ken Howard | Santa Fe Opera
In Ron Daniels' production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Santa Fe Opera, the specter of death and the possibility of judgment is always center stage. 
****1
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