Show Business: Salzburg of the Southwest

Santa Fe adds a theater to its opera and art galleries

The peaks and deep-cut valleys of Salzburg helped stimulate one of the world's great music festivals. The jagged rise of Edinburgh Castle, at the summit of a hill that bursts up from the city, served as a symbol of its remarkable theater festival. In New Mexico, the dark Sangre de Cristo mountains, falling away to boundless plains, have inspired two generations of transplanted New Yorkers to envision a summertime American Salzburg or Edinburgh in 371-year-old Santa Fe.

John Crosby was 31 when in 1957...

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