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Soiree Zarzuela
Serenata of Santa Fe Presents

Soiree Zarzuela

Saturday, November 20, 2021, 3:00 PM

Due to the high level of Covid cases occurring in New Mexico and Santa Fe county, "Soiree Zarzuela" is canceled for now and may be rescheduled at a later date.

This decision was made with audience and artist safety in mind. Full refunds will be issued shortly. Thank you for your understanding.

Serenata of Santa Fe is thrilled to present a spell-binding, intimate afternoon Soiree recital featuring songs of Strauss, Rachmaninov, Ponce, Cantoral, Fernandez-Esperon (Tata Nacho), plus opulent selections from the Zarzuela repertoire.
Catered hors d’oeuvres, wine, bubbly drinks and desserts will follow.
Tickets are $85. Seating is limited to 35 fully vaccinated attendees. Masks are required. Directions will be sent upon completion of ticket purchase. Please plan to arrive between 2:30-2:45 PM to facilitate parking.

Music of

  • Strauss, Rachmaninov
  • Ponce
  • Cantoral
  • Fernandez-Esperon (Tata Nacho)
  • Plus opulent selections from the Zarzuela repertoire


About the Performers

Nathan Salazar

Pianist Nathan Salazar is a voice faculty member at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Boston Symphony, Handel and Haydn Society, Santa Fe Opera, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and Serenata of Santa Fe.

Cecilia Violetta López

Celebrated soprano Cecilia Violetta López has been named one of “Idaho’s Top 10 Most Influential Women of the Century” by USA Today and has been named one of opera’s “25 Rising Stars” by Opera News. The singing actress is constantly praised for her “alluring voice and incredible range” (Washington Post).

Autumn 2021 Update

Serenata of Santa Fe is producing a limited number of intimate concerts in a garden venue this fall. You can watch our summer series: The Enchanted Garden, or sign up to attend Soiree Zarzuela.

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Support Us

We appreciate your patience as we plan a season that is safe for the Fall of 2021.

Serenata will forge ahead through the current challenges, but your donations are critical at this moment to ensure we can stay funded and work to bring classical music back to our community post-pandemic. We ask for your support, as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times.

Musical Postcard Project

With the cessation of all live concerts due to the COVID 19 pandemic, it became vital for Serenata to remain connected our with audience and to continue its mission of  making  important and personal chamber music available to the Santa Fe community.

Each postcard is 32 – 36 minutes in length.

Elemental Acts

Elemental Acts features music for solo instruments performed by Six of Serenata’s musicians and arrived at the end of September.


Pairings was born in mid October and represents iterations of two entities together, such as musicians in a pod, composer and performer, or pairs of works.


Vistas was produced in late November and reflects individual landscapes now, either physical or psychological.

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