Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Opera Offers Cheap Seats for First-Timers.(New Mexico)

Byline: David Steinberg Journal Staff Writer

* New Mexicans are welcome to half-price deal for summer 2001 season

SPECIAL HALF-PRICE LIMITED OFFER! HURRY! OFFER ENDS SOON!

The deal sounds like an end-of-season clearance sale for suits and dresses. But in this case, it's an early-bird special for Verdi, Mozart, Donizetti, Berg and Strauss at the Santa Fe Opera.

The opera announced Wednesday that in an attempt to lure more New Mexicans to its productions, it will sell residents seats at half-price during its 2001 summer festival season. Tickets will run from $10 to $64 for every currently available seat for the summer's five operas.

The offer is limited to New Mexicans who have never attended a regular Santa Fe Opera performance or who have not come to one since it unveiled its renovated theater in 1998. …

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