Bel Canto: Contemporary Artists Explore Opera

Santa Fe has no shortage of opera lovers thanks to our world renowned opera house, so it makes sense that SITE Santa Fe is presenting an amazing new exhibit centered around this iconic art form. Beginning on March 16th, SITE Santa Fe presents “Bel Canto: Contemporary Artists Explore Opera” which will examine themes of race, gender and class within the stories, traditions, architecture, and music of opera. Among the works included are a film that provides a post-colonial take on Verdi; large-scale photographs of iconic opera houses that explore the architecture and order of social space; multiple installations that investigate the stories, music, sets and costumes of opera; drawings and collages that abstract opera design; and an installation of a fictional diva’s dressing room that examines gender roles. Bel Canto should engage opera aficionados and novices alike!