The young Austrian conductor David Danzmayr brought a fairly conventional program to the San Diego Symphony Thursday (Feb. 23), opening with Waltz King Johann Strauss, Jr.’s signature “On the Beautiful Blue Danube” and closing with Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony . . .
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Opera NEO Artistic Director Peter Kozma announced his company’s offerings for summer of 2017, including Mozart’s beloved Cosi fan tutte and rare early operas by Francesco Cavalli and Gluck . . .
San Diego Opera’s robust, rambunctious production of Verdi’s comic opera ‘Falstaff’ pumped up the physical comedy of an opera whose libretto already abounds in outsize humor . . .
Soprano Ellie Dehn, a favorite lead soprano with San Diego Opera, has returned to the company to sing Alice Ford in Giuseppe Verdi’s Shakespearean comedy Falstaff.
There are occasions at Copley Symphony Hall when everything goes right, and this weekend’s concerts with Israeli guest conductor Lahav Shani qualified with ease. The combination of a beautifully designed program with
Lang Lang’s return to the Jacobs Music Center on Sunday (February 5) was greeted with the expected fervid applause even before he and the San Diego Symphony delivered an equally passionate account of Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Concerto . . .