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The Thirteenth Child #sfoInstaMeet


We are offering access to a special event on the night of the final dress rehearsal of The Thirteenth Child 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.


Sung in: English
Opera Synopsis: 
Forget about magic beans and bowls of porridge—this fairy tale is a “down-to-the-wire” thriller, inspired by the Brothers Grimm. A paranoid king banishes his twelve sons in favor of Lyra, the thirteenth child. When Princess Lyra learns about her long-lost brothers, she embarks on a quest to find them. Like all the best fairy tales, it has an enchanted forest, riddles, a handsome prince, a horrible mistake, and a nearly impossible feat for Princess Lyra to perform if everything is to be put right.

Poul Ruders is one of today’s most highly acclaimed composers. His operatic setting of The Handmaid’s Tale has been hailed as “a riveting, kaleidoscopic score” by The New York Times. To be conducted by Paul Daniel and directed by Darko Tresnjak, The Thirteenth Child is Ruders’ fifth opera and our sixteenth world premiere.

Don’t miss it, especially if you want to live happily ever after!

Earlier Event: July 18
Jenůfa #sfoInstaMeet