When San Diego Opera General Director David Bennett signed soprano Lise Lindstrom to sing the title role in Puccini’s “Turandot,” he was not exactly going out on a limb. She had performed it with acclaim at her Metropolitan Opera debut in 2009, not to mention a well-received San Diego Opera production in 2011 . . .
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The 37-year-old Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare made an auspicious debut leading the San Diego Symphony last month, and the San Diego Symphony announced today that Payare will be its next Music Director, filling the vacancy left by maestro Jahja Ling, who retired in May 2017.
Although Angel Joy Blue is making her debut as Liù in San Diego Opera’s production of Puccini’s Turandot that opens on February 24, the young soprano from Southern California has a long personal history with this famous opera . . .
San Diego Opera’s upcoming production of Ástor Piazzolla’s tango opera María de Buenos Aires brings more than a new opera to San Diego. It opens a window on the rich Argentine musical culture for which the late composer has become an instantly recognizable symbol.
For Opera NEO’s 2018 Summer Opera Festival and Workshop, San Diego’s younger, adventurous opera company will feature a rare Handel opera, “Partenope,” Franz Lehár’s beloved chestnut “The Merry Widow,” and “Idomeneo,” a Mozart opera most opera lovers know by title only.
San Diego’s newly appointed Civic Organist, Raúl Prieto Ramírez reveals his musical goals for the Spreckels Organ. He plays his first concert as Civic Organist this Sunday, January 7, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in his first performance as Civic Organist