You are What You Wear – Costume and Character in Opera

Presented by the Santa Fe Opera Guild




Ticket Info

Admission: $10

Reservations are required since seating is limited. For reservations go to or call 505-629-1410, ext.100

Event Description

What would Cio Cio San of Madame Butterfly or the Queen of the Night of The Magic Flute be without their dramatic garb? Part of the fun of The Santa Fe Opera is the dramatic and often outrageous outfits designed for its own productions and then sent around the world for use at other major opera companies.

The Santa Fe Opera Guild will give music lovers the opportunity to explore the relationship between costumes and operatic characters during a morning program, 9:30 a.m. Saturday March 9 at Stieren Hall on the grounds of The Santa Fe Opera.

Dorothy Baca, Professor of Theatre in Costume at the University of New Mexico and Emilee McVey Lee, The Santa Fe Opera’s Costume Stock and Rental Coordinator, will share their insights on the psychology of clothing and costumes, their knowledge of the craft, and a behind-the-scenes view of the costume design process. The program includes a backstage tour to view costumes and learn more from costume specialists.

The Santa Fe Opera Guild supports the Education and Community Programs of The Santa Fe Opera.