Opera superstar Nathan Gunn opened his one man show “Flying Solo” at the Lyceum Theatre. A clever fusion of biography, confessional, and solo recital recounts the story of a high school wrestler from South Bend, Indiana, who makes his way to the stage of New York’s Metropolitan Opera as its leading baritone.
For “Carmina Burana,” Mr. Gonzalez integrates Carl Orff’s potent score into the tragic story of a banker ruined by the Great Crash of 1929, When he lost all of his wealth, he walked the streets of New York with a gun and…
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 . . .