Venera makes her house debut at Santa Fe Opera / by Florence Eves

Venera makes her Santa Fe Opera debut on 15 July, reprising the role of Queen of Shemakha in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel.

Her fellow cast members include Tim Mix as Tsar Dodon, Barry Banks as the Astrologer, Kevin Burdette as Commander Polkan and Meredith Ardwady as Amelfa. Paul Curran directs and Emmanuel Villaume conducts.

Queen of Shemakha is now a staple of Venera’s repertoire: she recently performed it at Teatro Real, Madrid, and next season reprises the role in a concert version at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam conducted by Vasily Petrenko on 16 December.

Performances at Santa Fe Opera take place on 15, 19, 28 July, 3, 9, 18 August. Visit the Santa Fe Opera website for more information.