Collected Works is proud to partner with the Santa Fe Opera’s Consider the Source Conversations & Seminars, the Santa Fe Opera Guild's lecture series with Desiree Mays, and the Santa Fe Opera Bookclub, in anticipation of the upcoming 2021 Opera season. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from a variety of professional, knowledgeable Operatic experts.
View pre-recorded conversations, register for future seminars and find more information here.
Below are the first batch of books for discussion. Future event material will be added to the ‘Staff Picks’ blog in the upcoming months. All books are available to purchase online, or call us at (505) 988-4226!
Figaro Trilogy by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
»» Beaumarchais is well known for his Figaro Trilogy, a semi-autobiographical commentary on the societal tumult and personal exploits of his life. The plays are bawdy, hijinks ensue, and over time his stories have proven to be some of the most popular operatic adaptations of all time.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
»» Stories with happy endings are always popular, which might explain why A Midsummer Night’s Dream has never failed to entertain. Lovers abound, Puck’s tricks and machinations are in a league of their own, and the enchanting world of Shakespeare beckons. Sounds perfect right about now!
Eugenie Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
»» A Russian masterpiece, this Pushkin tale of prideful downfall follows the titular Eugenie Onegin as he carves his destructive path through life. A solitary, dark tale of detachment and dissolution that weighs on the soul in the most tragic of fashions.
Reviews by Joel
Books are in stock at the bookstore, you can order online or call us at (505) 988-4226.