San Diego Opera’s rousing, vibrant production of Daniel Catán’s “Florencia en el Amazonas” opened Saturday, March 17, at Civic Theatre with a smartly directed cast of strong, younger singers and great support in the pit from the San Diego Symphony.
The storied Academy of St. Martin in the Fields under Joshua Bell played Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Wieniawski in the Jacobs Music Center on Friday, March 16, 2018.
“Isn’t it rich? Are we a pair? Me here at last on the ground, you in mid-air. Send in the Clowns…”
As Albrecht’s deception was revealed, Breschi squirmed with a delicious caddishness I hadn’t seen in this role. And when he got on his knees and begged Giselle’s mother (Kimberly Roberts) for forgiveness, wow! She rebuked him with such sharp gestures, I thought she was going to rip him limb from limb—and I hated Albrecht so much, I wanted her to do it.
Tuesday’s (March 6) chamber music concert at the Auditorium at TSRI presented a hearty cadre of San Diego Symphony musicians and two guest harpsichordists playing Bach, Zelenka, and Mendelssohn.
Cuban-American soprano Elaine Alvarez is in San Diego preparing to perform the title role in San Diego Opera’s production of Daniel Catán’s opera “Florencia en el Amazonas,” which opens Saturday, March 17, at Civic Theatre.