Festivals: The Phoenix of Santa Fe

In New Mexico early one morning last week, Georg Schrieber, lighting designer for the Santa Fe Opera Company, heard explosions in his sleep. "I was dreaming," he recalls, "and I remember thinking it sounded like the fireworks at the end of Hans Werner Henze's opera The Stag King. Then I realized that couldn't be right and I woke up." Five hundred feet from the ranch house where Schrieber was staying, the company's redwood theater was engulfed in lurid flames. At dawn, all that was left of one of America's hand somest outdoor music facilities was a tangle of charred...

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