Swan Lake

If you saw this former Santa Fe Opera Apprentice sing in Carmen, save the date now. You’re going to want to hear her performance with The Santa Fe Symphony in Faust. But you don’t have to take our word for it. European critics are gushing with praise. “A sonorous mezzo-soprano with a seductive side,” writes klassik begeistert. “Sumptuous, dusky and lush.” says seen and heard international. And Opern & Konzertkritik Berlin? “A beautiful sound filled with charm.”American mezzo-soprano Maire Therese Carmack, Third Prize winner at the 2022 Operalia World Opera Competition, has been praised by Opera News for her “deep mezzo and vibrant metallic timbre” and for “taking focus by her very presence.”Her 2024/25 season includes house debuts …

Maire Therese Carmack, Mezzo Soprano

If you saw this former Santa Fe Opera Apprentice sing in Carmen, save the date now. You’re going to want to hear her performance with The Santa Fe Symphony in Faust. But you don’t have to take our word for it. European critics are gushing with praise. “A sonorous mezzo-soprano with a seductive side,” writes klassik begeistert. “Sumptuous, dusky and lush.” says seen and heard international. And Opern & Konzertkritik Berlin? “A beautiful sound filled with charm.”American mezzo-soprano Maire Therese Carmack, Third Prize winner at the 2022 Operalia World Opera Competition, has been praised by Opera News for her “deep mezzo and vibrant metallic timbre” and for “taking focus by her very presence.”Her 2024/25 season includes house debuts …

Dalia Melendez, Soprano

Dalia Melendez is an alumni of Eastern New Mexico University, who obtained a bachelor’s in vocal performance with a minor in theater. She has performed with many choirs throughout her music career such as the ENMU Choirs in their London and Paris tour in 2017. In 2023 she performed in Carnegie Hall with the Concert Choir Chamber Singers from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She was also a member of the Swanee Singers and Chamber Singers during her time at ENMU and is now a proud member of the Sangre de Cristo Chorale and the Santa Fe Symphony Chorus.

Paul Roth, Collaborative Piano

As the collaborative pianist with The Santa Fe Symphony, Paul Roth plays an invaluable "supporting role" with the orchestra's choral ensembles. He received his musical education at the University of New Mexico and has been in constant demand since launching his professional career. In addition...

NOSOTROS

Nosotros is known for its vibrant fusion of rhythms and socially conscious lyrics. Their latest single, “Mentiras,” was released in April 2024, in the wake of a tumultuous political climate and presidential voting year. The song came out just as the first criminal trial of former president Donald Trump was getting underway. The song went viral, gaining enough public attention to guarantee its emergence as a powerful anthem that takes a pointed look at political dishonesty.

Miguel del Águila, Composer | Conga

Three-time Grammy nominated contemporary American composer Miguel del Aguila creates distinctive, innovative modern classical music highly influenced by his Latin American roots. A prominent voice in 20th and 21st-century music, he remains a vital influence in contemporary classical music, with compositions that infuse musical diversity into the modern chamber and orchestral music repertoire. His creative, rhythm-driven works blend tradition and modernity, with dramatic and nostalgic nods to his South American Hispanic heritage. His music enjoys 200+ live performances yearly.

Christopher Humbert, Jr., Bass-Baritone

“The bass-baritone, Christopher Humbert, Jr., was a tall and imposing Lieutenant Zuniga, with a powerful voice that radiated rank and authority.”

Described as beholding a “rich baritone voice,” and a “towering and alluring” stage presence, bass-baritone Christopher Humbert Jr. has proven a favorite with audiences across the United States. Originally from Akron, Ohio, he has appeared in operatic and theatrical productions throughout in his home state, including Opera Columbus, Mid-Ohio Opera, Nightingale Opera Theatre, in which he has been seen in Menotti’s The Consul (Secret Police Agent), Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado (Pooh-Bah), Mendelssohn’s A Little Night Music, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Aeneas), Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate (Fred Graham), and Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Alidoro). He has also performed with The Seagle Festival, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, Annapolis Opera, Detroit Opera and Palm Beach Opera.

Rebecca Callbeck, Violin

Violinist Rebecca Callbeck grew up in the Colorado Springs area, where she performed with the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony and the Manitou Chamber Music Festival. She studied at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and as a member of her college orchestra, she toured the...

Dave Tall, Bass Trombone

Bass trombonist Dave Hall has been performing with The Santa Fe Symphony since 1990. Before moving to the Southwest, he freelanced in Chicago, performing often with the Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera of Chicago. Earlier in his career, he performed with Delaware Symphony Orchestra, San...

Valerie Turner, Violin

The Santa Fe Symphony's second violinist Valerie Turner is a native New Yorker. Born in the Bronx just steps from Yankee Stadium, Valerie studied violin at the State University of New York at Purchase. She received a full fellowship with the National Institute of Orchestral...

Barbara Clark, Viola

Barbara Clark, a native of Jackson, Michigan, attended Western Michigan University and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Viola Performance. Previous orchestras performed with include the Ann Arbor Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony, Denver Chamber Orchestra, Opera Southwest, New Mexico Symphony, and...

Frank Murry, Bass

A member of the New Mexico Philharmonic and The Santa Fe Symphony, Frank Murry has played chamber concerts with Chatter, Serenata of Santa Fe, and Musicos Chamber Players of New Mexico. Formerly a member of the Houston Ballet Orchestra, Frank also performed with Houston Grand...

Leslie Shultis, Bassoon

Leslie Nelson Shultis was born in Chicago and moved to New Mexico with her family when she was fourteen. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico where she received a Bachelor's degree in bassoon performance and a Master's in composition. Her teachers...

Ken Dean, Timpani

Born in Madrid, Spain, timpanist Ken Dean has lived in Albuquerque since the age of five. Ken was inspired to study music after taking an aptitude test for music and scoring well. He quickly became interested in playing drums, and he has felt the need...