Surrounded by civic leaders and members of the San Diego Symphony board and orchestra, Symphony C.E.O. Martha Gilmer introduced Music Director Designate Rafael Payare to the press, symphony patrons, and representatives of other San Diego arts organizations Monday (April 30) at Copley Symphony Hall.
San Diego Opera’s General Director David Bennett just announced Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro,” Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” and Bizet’s “Carmen” as the 2018-2019 traditional main stage productions at Civic Theatre. Additional productions next season include Jake Heggie’s “Three Decembers” and Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel.”
For Opera NEO’s 2018 Summer Opera Festival and Workshop, San Diego’s younger, adventurous opera company will feature a rare Handel opera, “Partenope,” Franz Lehár’s beloved chestnut “The Merry Widow,” and “Idomeneo,” a Mozart opera most opera lovers know by title only.
Guest conductor Johannes Debus again showed his conducting prowess leading the San Diego Symphony in an exciting account of Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony, as well as works by Mozart and Humperdinck . . .
Mozart’s Requiem was performed brilliantly by the San Diego Symphony and San Diego Master Chorale November 17-19, 2017, at the Jacobs Music Center . . .
When it comes to visiting symphony orchestras, in San Diego none can touch the drawing power of the Chicago Symphony.