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.”
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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 […]
Opera NEO’s Saturday Concert Offers Tantalizing Previews of Music from Operas in the Company’s 2019 Summer Festival
Having survived Valentines Day, San Diego’s Opera NEO company has chosen the theme “Love Is in the Air” to title its concert of operatic airs and ensembles this Saturday, February 16, at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Palisades Presbyterian Church in Allied Gardens.
February 11, 2019 saw the presentation of the 2018 Craig Noel Awards at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, and the celebration of the best in San Diego Theatre. Those honored received plaques from members of the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle.
We had a rare and rewarding view of the choreographic process. For many, it was an unknown dance experience–witnessing the choreographer, with his dancers, creating new movement on the fly…