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…
Everything else that isn’t a critical review
“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…”
Calling Out Power and Privilege, Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ Proves a Timely Offering to Open San Diego Opera’s Season
The curtain will go up on San Diego Opera’s production of “The Marriage of Figaro” on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the San Diego Civic Theatre. Stage director Stephen Lawless gives his take on the politics and social criticism in Mozart’s beloved opera.