In 1981 noted British director Peter Brook applied scalpel and imagination to Bizet’s most famous opera to produce his ‘La Tragédie de Carmen’ which San Diego Opera will open at the Balboa Theatre on Friday, March 10, 2017 . . .
What do two attractive, sexually healthy strangers do in a snowbound cabin with no electricity? They take their new relationship to the next level — and when the hard decisions eventuate, a faulty San Diego Repertory Theatre’s ‘Sex with Strangers’ says they can’t see the play through.
While San Diegans were celebrating Mardi Gras in the streets of the Gaslamp District, Art of Élan staged its own fete in another quarter of downtown at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Surrounded by Jennifer Steenkamp’s massive video installation “Madame Curie,” Art of Élan Co-Artistic Director Kate Hatmaker and company played a chamber music concert as mesmerizing as Steenkamp’s undulating flowers . . .
French baroque playwright Pierre Corneille’s ‘L’Illusion Comique’ was written in 1636 as a nod to theater’s intrinsic beauty. Tony Kushner’s eye and ear saw the inherent tribute to performance art — and North Coast Repertory Theatre’s ‘The Illusion’ has preserved it with an excellent entry.
The San Diego choral ensemble SACRA/PROFANA gave an impressive performance of Anthony Davis’s profound and jarring cantata “Voyage Through Death to Life Upon These Shores” in a concert at All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Point Loma that also featured the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir San Diego . . .