La Jolla SummerFest’s August 21 concert opened with William Bolcom’s charming, droll “Three Rags for String Quartet” and continued with quintets by Mozart and Robert Schumann . . .
Opera NEO’s compelling “Don Giovanni” production brimmed over with insights and creative approaches that have marked the company’s sparkling previous productions. A cast of young, well-trained singers proved more than equal to the challenges of one of Mozart’s most daunting scores . . .
Mainly Mozart Music Director Michael Francis concluded this year’s festival with a bland program of early Mozart pieces and Felix Mendelssohn’s First Symphony . . .
‘Great Scott’–San Diego Opera’s latest contribution to the lively American contemporary opera scene, opened with abundant vocal fireworks and a flashy production Saturday (May 7) at Civic Theatre . . .