Baritone Morgan Smith on Opera: Don’t Leave the Messages to Western Union

The last time San Diegans encountered baritone Morgan Smith, he was riveting their attention in the role of Starbuck in San Diego Opera’s production of Jake Heggie’s “Moby-Dick,” one of the few contemporary operas that have found favor with opera’s notoriously conservative audience. Back in town for the first opera of San Diego’s 2015 season, Smith shares his insights and inspirations . . .

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Trifonov Takes Over in La Jolla

La Jolla Music Society opened its Celebrity Recital Series with a program by noted violinist Gidon Kremer and upcoming pianist Daniil Trifonov, although the young Russian rising star managed to rule the stage at Sherwood Auditorium . . .

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The Creative Process of ‘Dances of Love Laughter & Loss’

“I wanted to get rid of the old pillow cases in my closet,” she said, “and the new dances are about the people who slept on them. They are autobiographical stories and mixed up by passing of time. I asked Meagan Marshall to write narratives based on those memories. They’re embellished and names are changed. So who knows what really happened?”

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