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Taos has a thriving performing arts scene that includes opera, chamber music, live theatre, and ballet that rivals that of a big city. Come enjoy a little culture at high altitudes.

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    Taos Center for the Arts
    The Taos Community Auditorium at the TCA offers a variety of performing arts, including local theatre and The Met Live in HD, a high-resolution broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera. 
    Penasco Theater Collective
    A group of performers and visual artists working out of the Peñasco Theater, which hosts movies, an adult and youth circus arts program, a visual arts workshop for kids, and a live performance space hosting professional performances.
    Music from Angel Fire
    Music from Angel Fire festival showcases world-renowned artists performing an impressive array of works from the great classical, romantic, baroque, and contemporary masters.
    Taos Opera Institute
    Established as a bridge between academia and apprenticeships, the institute trains operatic performers and holds concerts each June as part of that training.
    Teatro Serpiente
    A true community theater effort that stages productions at nearly every theater space in the region (including their home stage in Des Montes; Metta Theater; Dixon’s Toolshed) and at both Taos Mesa Brewing and KTAOS Solar Center.
    Taos Onstage
    Taos Onstage supports the community by donating a portion of proceeds from each production to a community organization that enhances the quality of life in Taos and the surrounding region.
    Taos Chamber Music Group
    Recognized for creative programming and first-class artistry, the Taos Chamber Music Group’s roster of performers includes some of NM’s finest musicians as well as guest artists from around the world.
    Working Class Theatre
    Working Class Theatre is a professional theatre company that has been producing plays as a company since 2007. WCT produces provocative and socially relevant theatre.
    Taos Youth Ballet
    One of the leading dance schools in Northern New Mexico with a special interest in exposing the community at large to dance, live music and educational opportunities.
    Metta Theatre
    This intimate venue puts the audience right in the action, while the talented ensemble cast of players, directors and staging artists bring enthusiasm and love of the performing arts to their well-reviewed performances to life.
    Taos Community Chorus
    Founded in 1978, they relish the joy of singing together and bringing quality choral musical concerts to the community. The chorus performs in many genres including opera, world music, spirituals, jazz, contemporary and traditional.
    Taos School of Music
    For over 50 years, Taos School of Music has been dedicated to furthering the appreciation, understanding, and performance of chamber music by helping young string and piano students develop their musical awareness and comprehension.
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