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San Diego Symphony Announces Annual January Festival San Diego Symphony Announces Annual January Festival
by BWW News Desk - September 24, 2018

The San Diego Symphony's annual January Festival returns in its fourth year entitled, Hearing the Future. Throughout the festival, which runs January 9 - 27, 2019, the organization explores and celebrates the power of music and art to give voice to the evolution and revolutions in the world at large... (more...)
San Diego Lovers Of Musical Theatre! Sing Along With THE MIKADO, 9/23 San Diego Lovers Of Musical Theatre! Sing Along With THE MIKADO, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - August 10, 2018

When a work of musical theatre becomes so beloved and well-known, such a part of the cultural landscape, that aficionados sitting in the audience can barely resist the urge to sing along with the songs they know and love so well-why not let them, and even encourage them? ... (more...)
Peak Performances Kicks Off Season with Afro-Cuban-Yiddish Opera Peak Performances Kicks Off Season with Afro-Cuban-Yiddish Opera
by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2018

Peak Performances kicks off its 2018-19 season with the world premiere of Hatuey: Memory of Fire, a rousing Afro-Cuban-Yiddish opera performed in English, Yiddish and Spanish, with music by Frank London, libretto by Elise Thoron, direction by Mary Birnbaum, and choreography by Maija Garcia.... (more...)
BWW Review: SAN DIEGO OPERA'S ONE AMAZING NIGHT at The Balboa Theater BWW Review: SAN DIEGO OPERA'S ONE AMAZING NIGHT at The Balboa Theater
by Ron Bierman - May 17, 2018

The San Diego Opera's last concert this season was billed as 'One Amazing Night.' The program was originally scheduled to feature soprano Lise Lindstrom and tenor Rene Barbera, but Barbera was released from his commitment when he was offered a Teatro alla Scala debut as Ernesto in a new production o... (more...)
BWW Review: SAN DIEGO OPERA'S FLORENCIA EN LA AMAZONAS at San Diego Civic Center BWW Review: SAN DIEGO OPERA'S FLORENCIA EN LA AMAZONAS at San Diego Civic Center
by Ron Bierman - March 23, 2018

The San Diego Opera's production of Daniel Catan's Florencia en el Amazonas was premiered Saturday at San Diego's Civic Center. Much has been made of the influence the magical realism of Nobel-Prize winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez had on Marcela Fuentes-Berain's libretto, but most of the magic... (more...)
BWW Interview: Elaine Alvarez of San Diego Opera's Production of Florencia en el Amazonas BWW Interview: Elaine Alvarez of San Diego Opera's Production of Florencia en el Amazonas
by Ron Bierman - March 17, 2018

I spoke recently with Elaine Alvarez who will be singing the lead role this weekend in the San Diego Opera's production of Florencia en el Amazonas by Mexican composer Daniel Catan and librettist Marcela Fuentes-Berain. Alvarez told me that when she got a call from the San Diego Opera's General Dire... (more...)
BWW Feature: SAN DIEGO OPERA 2018-19 SEASON at the San Diego Civic Center, and More BWW Feature: SAN DIEGO OPERA 2018-19 SEASON at the San Diego Civic Center, and More
by Ron Bierman - March 08, 2018

The San Diego Opera's 2018-19 season will feature three grand operas at the city's Civic Center and three smaller-scale productions at other venues. Seasoned opera buffs are likely to fill the 3000-seat Civic Center for The Marriage of Figaro, Rigoletto, and Carmen. But elaborate three-hour producti... (more...)
BWW Review: SAN DIEGO OPERA'S TURANDOT at the Civic Center BWW Review: SAN DIEGO OPERA'S TURANDOT at the Civic Center
by Ron Bierman - February 27, 2018

The San Diego Opera's new production of Puccini's Turandot held rapt attention throughout its three acts in spite of a dark plot that's implausible even for opera, and a lead character less loveable than Lady Macbeth. Powerful men from other kingdoms flock to win Princess Turandot's hand by answerin... (more...)
BWW Review: SAN DIEGO OPERA'S PRODUCTION OF AS ONE at Joan B Kroc Theatre BWW Review: SAN DIEGO OPERA'S PRODUCTION OF AS ONE at Joan B Kroc Theatre
by Ron Bierman - November 14, 2017

If a spouse transitions from one sex to another in a state where gay marriage is illegal, is the marriage still valid? There are many possible reactions to that question, including heated discussion, juvenile giggling, or reactionary distaste. Composer Laura Kaminsky chose empathy for those most dir... (more...)
BWW Previews: San Diego Opera Announces 2017-18 Season BWW Previews: San Diego Opera Announces 2017-18 Season
by Erica Miner - May 02, 2017

General Director David Bennett's first complete season... (more...)
BWW Interview: Kevin Langan on Operatic Idols and Vocal Longevity BWW Interview: Kevin Langan on Operatic Idols and Vocal Longevity
by Erica Miner - April 13, 2017

Langan has performed with such opera luminaries as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Marilyn Horne... (more...)
City Opera San Diego To Premiere Selections Of ST FRANCIS DE LOS BARRIOS, 3/17 City Opera San Diego To Premiere Selections Of ST FRANCIS DE LOS BARRIOS, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - March 07, 2017

CITY Opera, San Diego's newest opera company, has commissioned San Diegans Joseph Martin Waters and Allan Havis to create a new opera based on the life of St. Francis of Assisi.... (more...)
BWW Review: San Diego Opera's FALSTAFF a Moveable Feast BWW Review: San Diego Opera's FALSTAFF a Moveable Feast
by Erica Miner - February 20, 2017

Any audience member would have left completely satiated after the delectable antipasto-to-pasticceria buffet... (more...)
BWW Interview: Mezzo-Soprano Marianne Cornetti Swings for the Fences BWW Interview: Mezzo-Soprano Marianne Cornetti Swings for the Fences
by Erica Miner - January 31, 2017

The busy mezzo has even sung the National Anthem at a Pirates-Braves game... (more...)