Reopening alert: San Diego Opera starts back, IRL, in April

With vaccinations taking place at an increasingly rapid clip and even arts orgs looking for performance realities that work, the season announcements are starting to roll in. Here’s one from San Diego, mixing their annual concert, a drive-in opera and the production of The Barber of Seville postponed from last season’s COVID-related shutdown. This is … Read more

A little reading

There were several articles this week that showed up and seemed important enough to share. On the other hand, there are a couple of lighter things here too. You get to decide which is which. These links are in no particular order. San Diego Opera plans drive-in “All is Calm” film and live sing-along — … Read more

San Diego Opera has things to celebrate, COVID-style

Good weather isn’t the only reason to love living in SoCal right now. With at least three companies (so far) diving into drive-in opera, it’s really good to see these companies succeed. The first to announce, San Diego Opera, started their run of La bohème performances in late October, and with a little distance, can … Read more

A new money chief for San Diego Opera

Watching the money is one of the most essential jobs in any business, and is especially crucial for nonprofits.  San Diego Opera has themselves a new CFO in Jeannie Posner, who comes to the arts from other sectors, but with a proven history of problem-solving and a commitment to transparency — both critical skills for any organization.  … Read more

New NEA grant to San Diego Opera for Kahlo/Rivera project

What happens when artists fall in love? When it’s Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera… fireworks! And then plenty of stories to tell.  San Diego Opera has received special funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to help tell one of those tales, with a $25K grant for a new opera entitled The Last Dream … Read more

Fling it far

Southern California Vocal Events from Jim Eninger’s Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter from the South Bay “Three Wishes” — LAURI D GOLDENHERSH’s Weekly Highlights   Music is flung far and wide, as three three events illustrate. It’s a great week to be thankful for all SoCal has to offer! SAN DIEGO OPERA invites the vocal-loving world … Read more

Can San Diego find the right person to fill two combined arts posts?

In a community the size of San Diego, a vibrant arts community requires a lot of collaboration.  The owners of two of SD’s biggest arts footprints have announced that they’ll not only join forces, but overlap their staffing with an unusual shared position:  one candidate is sought to fill two part-time positions as university faculty … Read more

More outside opera at lunch, this season with SDO’s ‘Opera on the Concourse’

San Diego Opera continues to develop their relationship with their community a large, with a season’s worth of noonish concerts that bring opera right to the people. Three lunchtime concerts put the stars of this seasons mainstage shows in the spotlight, both normalizing opera as a part of daily life and bringing a little glamour … Read more

Real-life mateys Greer Grimsley and Luretta Bybee bring “avast” talent to San Diego

And we promise, that will be the last of the pirate puns.  (At least for today…) He has an international reputation as one of our greatest living Wagnerians, but Los Angeles operagoers know bass-baritone Greer Grimsley as one of our most effective living villains, leaving his indelible impact on productions like LA Opera’s recent revival of Tosca … Read more

%d bloggers like this: