Promising mix announced for San Diego’s 2016-17 opera season

More looking into the future, as San Diego Opera announced their next season over the weekend.  After a fairly conservative season this year (understandable under the circumstances), next year’s lineup includes two Verdi classics, Rossini’s fairy tale, Peter Brook’s Carmen redux and the West Coast premiere of a new multimedia exploration by David T. Little, as well as … Read more

Autumn waves of sound

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Brrrr!!! It finally feels like fall. (Well, a little bit. Toes need slippers!)  In addition to our mild California chill, November and December bring some of the world’s most beautiful choral music, every year.  This week brings world-class ensemble THE KINGS’ SINGERS … Read more

Vocally thrilling ‘Masked Ball’ at San Diego Opera

Sometimes, politics can get in the way of art, with interesting results.  In 1858, the situation in France was making censors jumpy in both Naples and Rome, causing Verdi to revise his original libretto for Un ballo in maschera before the Roman premiere the next year, and resulting in two extant versions of this celebrated … Read more

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