There are a lot of great things to do and see in Santa Fe. Even though the opera gets most of the publicity, there are many other events that are equally exciting.
For example, the Juan Siddi Flamenco Theatre Company performs a summer season of 9 to 11 weeks annually from June through August. I highly recommend this show set inside the Maria Benitez Theatre at The Lodge at Santa Fe. (I liked it more than last year's operas!)
There are also the Spanish, Indian and Folk Art Markets which run in July and August.
Even though the opera is Santa Fe's 500 pound gorilla, there is so much more to experience with a visit to Santa Fe!