Opera NEO presented Cabaret at the Encinitas Library on July 26 & 27, 2019, featuring some 30 young, promising opera singers in short scenes from grand opera to operetta to musical theater.
The San Diego Pro Arte Voices under the musical direction of Patrick Walders opened its seventh season Friday offering a dependable array of off-the-beathen-path, sophisticated repertory sung with precision and verve
“We are transported to 1956, when Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley meet at Sam Phillip’s Sun Record Studios in Memphis, when the four men are still in their 20s…
We know that the Opera NEO Summer Workshop and Festival is truly under way when Artistic Director Peter Kozma stages his annual Aria Marathon. Sunday, July 14, each of the 28 singers from this year’s festival offered their favorite aria, accompanied by the accomplished festival staff pianists, at Palisades Presbyterian Church in Allied Gardens.
The stars were out at Saturday night’s Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra concert at the Balboa Theatre. Coloratura soprano Ellie Dehn sang with breathtaking authority in Mozart’s unjustly overlooked choral gem “Davide penitente,” K. 469, and violinist Augustin Hadelich played a mesmerizing account of Beethoven’s beloved Violin Concerto in D Major.
Mainly Mozart Festival Music Director Michael Francis offered two Mozart Piano Concertos and Haydn’s Symphony No. 49 on Thursday’s Balboa Theatre program. Not surprisingly, virtuoso pianist Anne-Marie McDermott proved the perfect choice of soloist to play the two Mozart concertos back to back .