Sometimes I feel that people come to the Santa Fe Opera just to be here. The air is bright and the opera is carefully scheduled to start just after sunset--9:00 in July, 8:30 in August. When you walk through the doors from the back, the sunset spreads out before you. They don't want you to photograph the set, but photographing the sunset from inside the theater is almost irresistible.
For us the weather has been beautiful. The clouds developed into rain only on Thursday night.