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SAN DIEGO OPERA NEWS COVERAGE

The latest news on performances of Opera in San Diego.

Puccini's TOSCA Continues San Diego Opera Season March 25, 2023 Photo Puccini's TOSCA Continues San Diego Opera Season March 25, 2023
by A.A. Cristi - January 25, 2023

San Diego Opera's 2022-2023 Season continues with Puccini's Tosca on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at the San Diego Civic Theatre for four performances. ...
Interview: Nicolas Reveles of San Diego Opera's Production of GHOSTS at The Balboa Th Photo Interview: Nicolas Reveles of San Diego Opera's Production of GHOSTS at The Balboa Theatre
by Ron Bierman - January 24, 2023

Recently retired Nicolas Reveles was the face of San Diego Opera for 40 years, known to most opera-goers primarily because of his informative and entertaining pre-performance talks. I suspect few in the audience knew he was also an opera composer, a choir director and a piano prodigy. In an hour dis...
Puccini Duo Of SUOR ANGELICA And GIANNI SCHICCHI Opens Next Month At San Diego Opera Photo Puccini Duo Of SUOR ANGELICA And GIANNI SCHICCHI Opens Next Month At San Diego Opera
by A.A. Cristi - January 12, 2023

San Diego Opera's 2022-2023 Season continues with The Puccini Duo: a double-bill of the tragic Suor Angelica and the witty comic opera Gianni Schicchi on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at the San Diego Civic Theatre for four performances. Additional performances are February 14, 17, and 19 (matinee), 2...
Michelle Bradley Returns To San Diego Opera To Sing Title Role Of Puccini's TOSCA Mar Photo Michelle Bradley Returns To San Diego Opera To Sing Title Role Of Puccini's TOSCA March 2023
by A.A. Cristi - December 20, 2022

San Diego Opera's 2022-2023 Season continues with Puccini's Tosca on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at the San Diego Civic Theatre for four performances. Additional performances are March 28, 31, and April 2 (matinee), 2023. All evening performances take place at 7:30 PM, matinees at 2 PM....
The Puccini Duo: SUOR ANGELICA and GIANNI SCHICCHI Continues San Diego Opera's Mainst Photo The Puccini Duo: SUOR ANGELICA and GIANNI SCHICCHI Continues San Diego Opera's Mainstage Season
by A.A. Cristi - December 13, 2022

San Diego Opera's 2022-2023 Season continues with The Puccini Duo: a double-bill of the tragic Suor Angelica and the witty comic opera Gianni Schicchi on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at the San Diego Civic Theatre for four performances....
Review: ISABEL LEONARD and PABLO SÁINZ-VILLEGAS Together at The Conrad in La Jolla Photo Review: ISABEL LEONARD and PABLO SÁINZ-VILLEGAS Together at The Conrad in La Jolla
by Ron Bierman - December 05, 2022

Mezzo Isabel Leonard and classical-guitarist Pablo Sáinz-Villegas are stars in their fields. Leonard has sung on two Grammy-winning opera recordings and won a Beverly Sills Artist Award at the Metropolitan Opera--and even guested on Sesame Street. He's garnered 30 international awards, including the...
San Diego Opera Announces Winning Proposals For OPERA HACK 3.0 Photo San Diego Opera Announces Winning Proposals For OPERA HACK 3.0
by A.A. Cristi - November 08, 2022

San Diego Opera has announced the winning proposals of Opera Hack 3.0 have been awarded....
Review: SAN DIEGO OPERA'S WORLD PREMIERE OF THE LAST DREAM OF FRIDA AND DIEGO at the Photo Review: SAN DIEGO OPERA'S WORLD PREMIERE OF THE LAST DREAM OF FRIDA AND DIEGO at the San Diego Civic Theater
by Ron Bierman - November 02, 2022

What did our critic think of SAN DIEGO OPERA'S WORLD PREMIERE OF THE LAST DREAM OF FRIDA AND DIEGO at San Diego Civic Theater? ​ ​The San Diego Opera, reveling in modern phantasies, has followed its successful production of Aging Magician with El último sueño de Frida y Diego (The Last Dream of Fri...
Review: DIDO AND AENEAS at Bodhi Tree Concerts is filled with 'Music, Love, Magic, An Photo Review: DIDO AND AENEAS at Bodhi Tree Concerts is filled with 'Music, Love, Magic, And Tragedy'
by E.H. Reiter - September 24, 2022

The opera DIDO AND AENEAS may clock in under an hour, but this production by Bodhi Tree Concerts is a delightful evening spent at a theatre. Performances are only this weekend through Sunday, September 25th so don’t delay!...
World Premiere Of EL ÚLTIMO SUEÑO DE FRIDA Y DIEGO Opens San Diego Opera's Season In Photo World Premiere Of EL ÚLTIMO SUEÑO DE FRIDA Y DIEGO Opens San Diego Opera's Season In October
by A.A. Cristi - August 30, 2022

San Diego Opera will present the world premiere of Gabriela Lena Frank's El último sueño de Frida y Diego (The Last Dream of Frida and Diego) on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at the San Diego Civic Theatre for four performances....
San Diego Opera Announces World Premiere Of THE LAST DREAM OF FRIDA Y DIEGO By Compos Photo San Diego Opera Announces World Premiere Of THE LAST DREAM OF FRIDA Y DIEGO By Composer Gabriela Lena Frank
by A.A. Cristi - July 26, 2022

San Diego Opera will present the world premiere of Gabriela Lena Frank's El último sueño de Frida y Diego (The Last Dream of Frida and Diego) on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at the San Diego Civic Theatre for four performances. Additional performances are November 1, 4, and 6 (matinee), 2022. ...
World Premiere of EL ULTIMÓ SUEÑO DE FRIDA Y DIEGO And More Announced for San Diego O Photo World Premiere of EL ULTIMÓ SUEÑO DE FRIDA Y DIEGO And More Announced for San Diego Opera 2022-2023 Season
by A.A. Cristi - May 22, 2022

The season opens with the world premiere of El ultimó sueño de Frida y Diego, the Company debut of Puccini's Suor Angelica, the return of Gianni Schicchi after a fifty-two-year absence, and performances of the beloved warhorse Tosca. The dētour Series consists of the world premiere of three one-act ...
BWW Review: San Diego Opera's Production of AGING MAGICIAN at The Balboa Theatre Show Photo BWW Review: San Diego Opera's Production of AGING MAGICIAN at The Balboa Theatre Shows Off Magical Mystery
by Ron Bierman - May 20, 2022

'What the hell was that?' an opera fan asked her friend as we shuffled into a parking-garage elevator. Not an easily answered question after a viewing of AGING MAGICIAN. Ambiguity abounds and reality is mixed with fantasy. The reality side is clear, mostly. Harold is a middle-aged watch repairman...