Tenor Scott Quinn, a gregarious Texan, can hardly wait for the curtain to go up on San Diego Opera’s production of Giussepe Verdi’s popular opera “Rigoletto.” “The reward of playing the Duke of Mantua in this opera is that I get to sing Verdi’s great music, and the Duke gets all of the best music–or at least the most tuneful music–in this opera.”
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Music Director Designate Rafael Payare’s heady concerts with the San Diego Symphony last weekend marked the opening of the orchestra’s bravely titled “Hearing the Future” festival. In an interview at the Jacobs Music Center, Festival Curator Matthew Aucoin explained what the curious title means and how it came about. “When I was first talking to […]
The 2018 Craig Noel Award nominations have been announced and posted.
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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…