San Diego Repertory Theatre’s “Sex with Strangers” may be giving audiences at the Lyceum Theatre an entertaining romp with polite titillation, but just a few steps away at the Balboa Theatre, San Diego Opera’s bold, edgy “La tragédie de Carmen” unfolded the authentic sex-with-strangers story, Peter Brook’s naturalistic remake of Bizet’s classic opera “Carmen” . . .
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San Diego history was made Friday at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Sherwood Auditorium in La Jolla: Canada’s Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra made its local debut, and San Diego classical music devotees said farewell to that La Jolla landmark, Sherwood Auditorium . . .
While local audiences respond warmly to highly accomplished performers, they can be a bit chilly to less familiar, modernist repertory of the last century.
In 1981 noted British director Peter Brook applied scalpel and imagination to Bizet’s most famous opera to produce his ‘La Tragédie de Carmen’ which San Diego Opera will open at the Balboa Theatre on Friday, March 10, 2017 . . .
While San Diegans were celebrating Mardi Gras in the streets of the Gaslamp District, Art of Élan staged its own fete in another quarter of downtown at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Surrounded by Jennifer Steenkamp’s massive video installation “Madame Curie,” Art of Élan Co-Artistic Director Kate Hatmaker and company played a chamber music concert as mesmerizing as Steenkamp’s undulating flowers . . .