Robbi Firestone, Cindy Conn, David Lamb, and Joanne Lefrak

Gypsies in New York Social Calendar

Themed ‘Goya’s gypsy caravan, our Santa Fe Opera tailgate party inspired the New York Social Calendar to feature Santa Fe Opera! Publisher of New Mexico Magazine, author Candace Walsh, Executive Director Creative Santa Fe Cyndi Conn, me! Artists Robbi Firestone and Joanne Lefrak all came together to make Santa Fe’s Opera Carmen a smashing success! (I’m sure the singers had something to do with it too!)

Here’s the article!

The Santa Fe Opera, the premier summer opera festival in North America, opened its 58th season on June 27th. The Opening Weekend Celebration was a three-day event that kicked off on Friday with an elegant black-tie dinner on the stunning grounds of the Opera, followed by the opening performance of a new production of Bizet’s Carmen starring Daniela Mack.Opening Night also marked the opera’s second annual tailgate picnic contest, where concert-goers showed off their own dinner creations. Dinners ranged from the extravagant and unique to the simple and sophisticated.

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