The devil went down to Redlands: ‘Faust’ comes to Redlands Opera Theatre

by Jonathan Keplinger Redlands Opera Theatre’s recent production of Charles Gounod’s immortal masterpiece, Faust, was presented in Kimberly Hall of the First Congregational Church of Redlands, with standard minor cuts to slightly shorten its great length, and with a single intermission after the third act. It was clear that Redlands Opera Theater, though a small … Read more

Music around the holidays

Vocal focus from CCMN* SOUTHERN CA VOCAL EVENTS Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Yes, the Lister calendar for Saturday is (nearly) empty. For those of you not partaking of the Jewish High Holy Days, you may not know that October 4 is Yom Kippur this year, an all-day atonement tradition that keeps an enormous number … Read more

Songs in Temecula: Natalie Mann and Ed Yarnell at the Merc

by Cynthia Leigh, community reviewer Temecula was established in 1859 with the opening of the first post office in the area, and the Old Town area retains many charming historical features. Your visit will be full of color and culture, and may include wine or olive oil tasting or a wonderful meal at one of … Read more

Sunday Afternoon in Redlands with Shakespeare

The Redlands Opera Theatre closed their 2013-2014 season with a charming program entitled “The Bard Meets Opera.” The selections of music were inspired by the works of William Shakespeare. Some of the pieces were directly taken from his writings (Othello, Macbeth) while others were an adaptation and updating of the plots (Kiss Me, Kate!, West Side Story.) By … Read more

Redlands Opera Theatre offers two treats for Halloween

Redlands Opera Theatre brought a wonderfully spooky production to the stage on October 25 and 26. The program included unusual fare for their audience, double-billing a one-man play about Edgar Allen Poe, entitled Lord Help My Poor Soul, alongside Gian Carlo Menotti’s two-act opera, The Medium. Artistic director Tiana Dye and music director Christa Stevens … Read more

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