Santa Fe’s most infamous citizen is about to make his musical debut on the stage of the Lensic Center for the Performing Arts in a new musical fable composed by Joe Illick, Artistic Director of the Fort Worth Opera from 2007 to 2022, with a libretto by New York Time best-selling author, Douglas Preston.
Santa Fe, New Mexico, America’s first UNESCO creative city, has a multiplicity of characteristics that make this city truly world-renowned: an incredible concentration of arts and artists, a multicultural history, mountains, blue sky, and adobe architecture. And two of Santa Fe’s most cherished traditions are about to come together and fire up your passion for riveting drama and music: Zozobra and opera.
That’s right! A team of talented creative people is joining forces to produce a musical fable about the beloved 50-foot tall marionette, an effigy built of wood, wire, and cotton cloth and then burned to the ground each year in front of an enthusiastic crowd of onlookers that has swelled to over 50,000 revelers yelling “Burn him! Burn him!” This new musical drama about Santa Fe’s most iconic tradition will have its world premiere in 2024 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center to mark the 100th anniversary of the Zozobra ritual, an enormous milestone that is more than worthy of a musical production all its own.
KIWANIS SENDS OUR ZOZOBRA-SIZED THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
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Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe
ATTN: Zozobra Opera
1401 Santa Cruz Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505