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San Diego Opera Brings a New Production of ‘All Is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914’ to the Balboa Theatre
San Diego Opera’s upcoming production of Peter Rothstein’s choral chamber opera “All Is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914” at the Balboa Theatre sheds light on the impromptu Christmas Day truce of 1914, an event early in World War I that offered a glimpse of humanity in that otherwise merciless combat.
Bravo to City Ballet for its dedication to fine ballet and live music to enrich the experience. When the dancers stepped forward for bows, they were dressed in their costume of the calendar, a mix of fabrics and styles, and an energized audience applauded with gusto, and in equal measure for the City Ballet Orchestra and soloists…
“Strayhorn was far ahead of his time, gay and out and living with his life partner in the late 1930s, which was unheard of and dangerous…His motto was ‘halfway to dawn.’”
“When it comes to partnering and lifts,” Malashock admits,“there’s always some tossing…and every seat for “Eye of the Beholder” is in the splash zone…”