Pérez and Guerrero Triumph in Ecstatic Concert of Opera Favorites and Traditional Mexican Romantic Music

By Ken Herman | December 12, 2019 |

Wednesday night’s formidable San Diego Opera concert “One Amazing Night” at the Balboa Theatre featured soprano Ailyn Pérez, tenor Joshua Guerrero, and pianist Abdiel Vázquez, although “One Amazing Night” was more like “One Incendiary Night,” or “One Stupendous Night,” or “One Impassioned Night.”

Classical Guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas Returns to the La Jolla Music Society

By Ken Herman | December 9, 2019 |

Accomplished Spanish classical guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas brought a substantial solo guitar program to The Conrad Saturday, December 7, for the La Jolla Music Society.

Wei Luo Makes Impressive Debut with San Diego Symphony in Prokofiev Third Piano Concerto

By Ken Herman | December 8, 2019 |

Conductor Laureate Jahja Ling made another felicitous visit to the San Diego Symphony podium Friday, December 6, bringing a robust program of Dvořák and Prokofiev to Copley Symphony Hall. Young Chinese pianist Wei Luo made her impressive San Diego debut giving a riveting, muscular account of Serge Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto in C Major.

Wonderfully Hilarious Visit to Santaland

By David Dixon | December 7, 2019 |

Diversionary Theatre’s excellent “Legacy Revival Production” of The Santaland Diaries is a dark comedy for adults that takes shots at, while honoring, the Christmas season in equal measure. Adapted by Joe Mantello from a David Sedaris semi-autobiographical essay, an unemployed thirty something gay actor in the 1990’s, briefly referred to as David (Wil Bethmann), decides to become a seasonal department store elf at Macy’s.

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