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Doctor Atomic #sfoInstaMeet

Hi Instagrammer! We're excited you'll be joining us for another great InstaMeet at the Santa Fe Opera!

We are offering access to a special event on the night of the final dress rehearsal of Doctor Atomic to Instagrammers who have public and active Instagram accounts.

Tentative Timeline:
5-6 Tailgate
6-7 Tours
7-8 Production Talk
8-8:30 Free Time
8:30 Production Starts


  1. Please choose the ONE Opera you are most interested in attending so that others may enjoy this experience as well. Multiple ticket registrations will be canceled. This request will be strictly enforced, thank you for understanding.

  2. There is a very limited number of tickets available for these events. If you reserve a ticket and later find you cannot attend, please let us know as soon as possible as there is ALWAYS a waitlist.

  3. Please note that Santa Fe Opera management reserves to right to close a Dress Rehearsal at its discretion, in which case you will be notified accordingly.

  4. Simply Social Media and the Santa Fe Opera reserve the right to refuse or cancel tickets to based on non-compliance with the requirements of this event.

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Doctor Atomic
Sung in: English
Opera Synopsis: 

Could there be a more perfect fusion of opera and venue than Doctor Atomic at The Santa Fe Opera? First performed in 2005, Doctor Atomic reunited composer John Adams with librettist/stage director Peter Sellars, whose earlier collaborations include Nixon in China and The Death of Klinghoffer. This new production, staged by Sellars, also marks the first John Adams work to be performed by The Santa Fe Opera.

Doctor Atomic takes place during June and July 1945, leading up to the detonation of the first atomic bomb at the Trinity Site outside Alamogordo. The text is a mosaic drawn from declassified government documents, participant letters and interviews, poetry by Baudelaire and Muriel Rukeyser, John Donne’s “Holy Sonnets,” the Hindu Baghavad Gītā, and a hauntingly prophetic Native American song. John Adams describes his inspiration for the score as “the science-fiction movie music of the 1950s, which I watched as a little kid on black and white television. I remember how many started with some nuclear test in the desert…and the kind of fear that I felt growing up in the 1950s and 60s.”