“There’s nothing like performing to live music of this caliber. I like it so much, because musicians and dancers interact on stage…”
Everything else that isn’t a critical review
When it comes to planning outreach by the organizations in San Diego’s performing arts community, John Russell is not afraid to think outside the box. As Conductor and Music Director of the San Diego Master Chorale, this Saturday (May 4) Russell is taking his chorus down to Chula Vista to perform for elementary students–and their parents and friends–from the Chula Vista Elementary School District.
Designing the new season for San Diego Opera involves a crucial balancing act, and General Director David Bennett has honed his formula based on the vision he proposed when he arrived in San Diego four years ago: familiar grand opera for the traditionalists and exciting contemporary opera that pushes the envelope.
A recent “Carmen” production in Florence, Italy had Carmen kill her stalker Don José in self defense in the opera’s final scene. San Diego Opera’s newest Carmen, mezzo-soprano Ginger Costa-Jackson, prefers the traditional climax: “I think she is better seen as a martyr to the #MeToo cause.”
Ringo Starr and his All-Starrs deliver a blast from the past variety show that feels like a surreal two-hour car ride or the best wedding reception ever…
Acclaimed Soprano Frederica von Stade Headlines San Diego Opera’s Production of ‘Three Decembers’ by Jake Heggie
Acclaimed soprano Frederica von Stade returns to San Diego Opera this week to sing the lead role in Jake Heggie’s chamber opera Three Decembers, opening Friday, March 8. In her estimable career she has sung major roles in the great opera houses on both sides of the Atlantic and has made over 100 recordings that […]