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Arts

Santa Fe Opera Youth Night

Cheap tickets for you and your wee ones

By Summer Olsson [ Sun Jul 17 2011 4:00 PM ]

This summer’s final Youth Night at the Opera is Tuesday, July 19.

For deeply discounted ticket prices, families with children or young adults can attend a fully staged and costumed rehearsal of Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Last Savage. These dress rehearsals will be accompanied by the full orchestra.

The social satire follows Kitty, a young college anthropologist, as she searches for and captures the last savage. Kitty plans on taking the savage back to New York City and donating him to the zoo. When they fall in love and try to live in ’60s suburbia, they discover that perhaps it’s more challenging than life in the jungle.

A half-hour, interactive lecture on music called “3-2-1 Opera!” will start at

8 p.m. The Last Savage performance is at 9 p.m.

Tickets for Youth Nights are sold in packages. Prices:

One adult and two children, $32

Two adults and three children, $56

Each additional child, as well as young adults (ages 15-22), $8

Young adults may purchase individual tickets on their own. Children must be at least 6 years old to attend.

The Santa Fe Opera is also offering free bus service from Albuquerque and Taos. For information and reservations, call the Albuquerque Guild of The Santa Fe Opera at 505-792-6869, ext. 103, or email specialevents@abqoperaguild.org