Opera NEO presented Cabaret at the Encinitas Library on July 26 & 27, 2019, featuring some 30 young, promising opera singers in short scenes from grand opera to operetta to musical theater.
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The San Diego Pro Arte Voices under the musical direction of Patrick Walders opened its seventh season Friday offering a dependable array of off-the-beathen-path, sophisticated repertory sung with precision and verve
We know that the Opera NEO Summer Workshop and Festival is truly under way when Artistic Director Peter Kozma stages his annual Aria Marathon. Sunday, July 14, each of the 28 singers from this year’s festival offered their favorite aria, accompanied by the accomplished festival staff pianists, at Palisades Presbyterian Church in Allied Gardens.
Mark Saltzman has crafted “Another Roll of the Dice,” a new musical theater pastiche based on several Damon Runyon short stories and interlaced with a dozen previously unconnected Frank Loesser songs. Long on nostalgia and short on dramatic depth, it is nevertheless an effervescent entertainment.
Escondido Premiere of Sturk Oratorio ‘One Small Step’ Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
To mark the 50th anniversary of NASA’s moon landing, at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, a consortium of north county performing ensembles will present the world premiere of Stephen Sturk’s oratorio “One Small Step” on July 20, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.
The stars were out at Saturday night’s Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra concert at the Balboa Theatre. Coloratura soprano Ellie Dehn sang with breathtaking authority in Mozart’s unjustly overlooked choral gem “Davide penitente,” K. 469, and violinist Augustin Hadelich played a mesmerizing account of Beethoven’s beloved Violin Concerto in D Major.