Friday’s San Diego Symphony concert devoted to the music of Mozart and Mendelssohn featured guest soloist Benjamin Grosvenor in a brilliant account of Mozart’s E-flat Major Piano Concerto, K. 271, and Mendelssohn’s Fifth Symphony (“Reformation”) under the baton of Jun Märkl.
San Diegans impressed with the vocal and dramatic skills of mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert in San Diego Opera’s 2017 production of Laura Kaminsky’s challenging contemporary chamber opera As One should rejoice. Gaissert is back in town to sing the role of Hansel in the company’s production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s 1893 fairy tale opera Hansel and Gretel that opens February 8 in the Civic Theatre.
A man sinks to his knees, one hand rising from his chest as if he’s pulling his heart out. It’s a beautifully evocative gesture in a dance filled with such images—“Crossroads,” a premiere by Terry Wilson that opened last weekend’s performance by Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater. It was one of Isaacs’ best-ever.
The bike is a vehicle that flies through stories like a magic carpet…flawless dialogue changes gears quickly, because that’s how the racing brain of a child works…
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