Catch them when they're young ... and cheap. Many singers in the Santa Fe Opera's Apprentice Program have gone on to impressive national careers. Actually, this season, eight former SFO apprentice singers have come back to Santa Fe to perform principle roles in main stage productions.
In other words, this year's apprentices are next year's prima donnas. This Sunday, July 24, promising young apprentices will present a free concert at Congregation Albert (3800 Louisiana NE) right here in Albuquerque. It'll feature arias, duets and ensembles from such faves as Cosi Fan Tutte, Susannah, The Marriage of Figaro, Carmen, Rigoletto, La Boheme and Die Fledermaus as well as selections from zarzuela and popular song. The performance begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are not required. Seating begins one half-hour before the show on a first come, first served basis.