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La Traviata

San Diego Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Fine Traviata completes SDO season
26 Apr 17 / Opera Today
Charming art-deco 'La Traviata' closes San Diego Opera's 52nd season
24 Apr 17 / U-T San Diego
La Tragédie de Carmen

San Diego Opera


No. of reviews: 2

A sexed-up, slimmed-down ‘Carmen’ at San Diego Opera
15 Mar 17 / Times of San Diego
An unusual version of Georges Bizet’s Carmen
15 Mar 17 / Opera Today
Falstaff

San Diego Opera


No. of reviews: 3

A fun-filled, fast-paced, finely cast “Falstaff”
25 Feb 17 / Opera Warhorses
San Diego Opera's Falstaff a moveable feast
21 Feb 17 / Broadway World
San Diego Opera's funny 'Falstaff' pleases the eyes, ears
20 Feb 17 / U-T San Diego
Soldier Songs

San Diego Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Stunning 'Soldier Songs' a visceral war diary
13 Nov 16 / U-T San Diego
La Cenerentola

San Diego Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Light on dramma...heavy on giocoso
25 Oct 16 / ConcertoNet (English)
San Diego Opera's 'Cinderella' has many hits, but one major miss
24 Oct 16 / U-T San Diego
Great Scott

San Diego Opera


No. of reviews: 8

Great Scott delivers at San Diego Opera
18 May 16 / San Diego Reader
Great Scott wows San Diego
16 May 16 / Opera Today
“Great Scott” has its west coast premiere
11 May 16 / Opera West
Opera is dead! Long live opera!
11 May 16 / People's World
Great Scott! It’s the West Coast premiere at San Diego Opera
10 May 16 / Times of San Diego
Heggie's Great Scott wins big in San Diego
10 May 16 / Bachtrack
'Great Scott,' an opera about opera, shows what makes Jake Heggie so popular
10 May 16 / Los Angeles Times
Funny ‘Great Scott’ winks at modern opera
9 May 16 / U-T San Diego
Madama Butterfly

San Diego Opera


No. of reviews: 6

Éxito de Latonia Moore en Madama Butterfly en San Diego
27 Apr 16 / Opera World (Spanish)
San Diego Opera presents a tragic Madama Butterfly
25 Apr 16 / Opera Today
Butterfly soars with Latonia Moore in lead
22 Apr 16 / The Examiner
Powerful projection, paltry pathos
22 Apr 16 / ConcertoNet (English)
Moore brings new dimension to ‘Butterfly’
20 Apr 16 / U-T San Diego
Latonia Moore a shimmering Madama Butterfly in San Diego
19 Apr 16 / Bachtrack
Tosca

San Diego Opera


No. of reviews: 7

Una apasionante Tosca en San Diego
6 Apr 16 / Opera World (Spanish)
A towering ‘Tosca’ opens at San Diego Opera
18 Feb 16 / Times of San Diego
San Diego Opera presents an exciting Tosca
18 Feb 16 / Opera Today
Classically tailored Verismo
16 Feb 16 / ConcertoNet (English)
Alexia Voulgaridou a passionate Tosca at San Diego Opera
16 Feb 16 / Bachtrack
The season at San Diego Opera has begun
16 Feb 16 / San Diego Reader
Well-sung ‘Tosca’ aims for realism
15 Feb 16 / U-T San Diego
Nixon in China

San Diego Opera


No. of reviews: 5

San Diego Opera presents Adams’ Riveting Nixon in China
27 Mar 15 / Opera Today
It’s primetime in the USA: Nixon in China gets its close-up at San Diego Opera
17 Mar 15 / Bachtrack
San Diego Opera seizes the hour with prophetic 'Nixon in China'
17 Mar 15 / Los Angeles Times
'China' comes to San Diego Opera
17 Mar 15 / Broadway World
'Nixon in China' stellar at Civic Theatre
16 Mar 15 / U-T San Diego
Don Giovanni

San Diego Opera


No. of reviews: 3

San Diego Opera presents an excellent Don Giovanni
25 Feb 15 / Opera Today
Far more than fifty shades
17 Feb 15 / Entertainment Today
D'Arcangelo anchors well-sung 'Don Giovanni'
16 Feb 15 / U-T San Diego
‘Don Giovanni’ big lure for Italian singer
Ildebrando D'Arcangelo Spent 20 years thinking about how to portray Don Juan in Mozart's opera.
La bohème

San Diego Opera


No. of reviews: 4

San Diego Opera celebrates 50th year with La Bohème
2 Feb 15 / Opera Today
San Diego Opera opens an improbable 50th anniversary season with La bohème
27 Jan 15 / Bachtrack
San Diego Opera alive and well at 50 with ‘La Boheme’
26 Jan 15 / Times of San Diego
San Diego Opera opens lively 'La Boheme'
26 Jan 15 / U-T San Diego
'La Bohème' a rousing comeback for San Diego Opera
The first standing ovation of San Diego Opera's season opener Saturday came at the start of the evening, not at the end.
Don Quichotte

San Diego Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Furlanetto conquers La Mancha - with dignity
8 Apr 14 / Broadway World
Fear and loathing at SD Opera
7 Apr 14 / U-T San Diego
Ferruccio Furlanetto
Ferruccio Furlanetto filters emotion, touches hearts.
Un Ballo in Maschera

San Diego Opera


No. of reviews: 2

'Masked Ball' soars at Civic
10 Mar 14 / U-T San Diego
A golden age Masked Ball
10 Mar 14 / ConcertoNet (English)
L'elisir d'amore

San Diego Opera


No. of reviews: 2

As Adina, soprano Tatiana Lisnic luminous in North American opera debut
18 Feb 14 / U-T San Diego
Best date night ever
18 Feb 14 / Broadway World
Interview with Giuseppe Filianoti
Italian tenor Giuseppe Filianoti has won acclaim around the world for his soaring and powerful lyric voice.
Pagliacci

San Diego Opera


No. of reviews: 1

San Diego Opera 'Pagliacci' disappoints
26 Jan 14 / U-T San Diego
Aida

San Diego Opera


No. of reviews: 4

A feast for the senses
23 Apr 13 / Opera Pulse
San Diego Opera's flashy Aida features standout soprano Latonia Moore
23 Apr 13 / Bachtrack
For 'Aida,' SD Opera goes beyond grand
22 Apr 13 / U-T San Diego
Well-sung Aida is lavish, garish
22 Apr 13 / ConcertoNet (English)
Assassinio nella cattedrale

San Diego Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Ferruccio Furlanetto drives 'Murder in the Cathedral'
2 Apr 13 / Los Angeles Times
Furlanetto magnificent in 'Murder in the Cathedral'
31 Mar 13 / U-T San Diego
Cruzar la Cara de la Luna

San Diego Opera


No. of reviews: 1

'Cruzar' more mariachi than 'mariachi opera'
17 Mar 13 / U-T San Diego
Samson et Dalila

San Diego Opera


No. of reviews: 6

Samson is opulent but old-fashioned
21 Feb 13 / ConcertoNet (English)
Lust and revenge right out of the bible
20 Feb 13 / San Diego Story
San Diego Opera's Samson and Delilah excels with strong cast and provoking production
20 Feb 13 / Bachtrack
Samson et Dalila shimmers at San Diego Opera
20 Feb 13 / Opera Pulse
San Diego Opera offers Saint-Saens’ sensuous “Samson and Delilah”
20 Feb 13 / Opera Warhorses
'Samson and Delilah' solid at Civic
20 Feb 13 / U-T San Diego
An interview with tenor Clifton Forbis
Known as a specialist in heldentenor roles such as Tristan and Siegmund, Clifton Forbis returns to San Diego Opera this week for Saint-Saëns’ biblical opera Samson and Delilah.
La fille du régiment

San Diego Opera


No. of reviews: 2

SD Opera opens with zesty 'Daughter'
28 Jan 13 / U-T San Diego
A comical, contemporary update
28 Jan 13 / ConcertoNet (English)
Il barbiere di Siviglia

San Diego Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Flirty Figaro leads strong ensemble in San Diego Opera's 'Barber'
27 Apr 12 / North County Times
San Diego Opera offers whimsical ‘Barber’
23 Apr 12 / U-T San Diego
Don Pasquale

San Diego Opera


No. of reviews: 4

A sophisticated upgrade with plenty of vocal firepower
14 Mar 12 / sandiego.com
San Diego Opera’s “Don Pasquale” hard to top
14 Mar 12 / Opera West
A gold rush of guffaws
12 Mar 12 / ConcertoNet (English)
San Diego Opera’s ‘Don Pasquale’ a welcome delight
12 Mar 12 / U-T San Diego
Moby-Dick

San Diego Opera


No. of reviews: 6

Moby Dick version lyrique
27 Feb 12 / ResMusica
New tenor puts the drama back in 'Moby-Dick'
24 Feb 12 / U-T San Diego
Nothing about the world — or Melville — seems any different when it is over
23 Feb 12 / Los Angeles Times
An inventive, high-tech production steals the show
22 Feb 12 / sandiego.com
Anchors aweigh
20 Feb 12 / Out West Arts
San Diego Opera’s ‘Moby-Dick’ a revelation
20 Feb 12 / U-T San Diego
Ben Heppner cancels 'Moby-Dick' performance in San Diego
Ben Heppner has canceled his Tuesday appearance in "Moby-Dick" at the San Diego Opera. He will be repalced by Jay Hunter Morris.
Getting 'Moby-Dick' opera up and sailing
Tenor Ben Heppner and composer Jake Heggie discuss the challenges of bringing Herman Melville's American classic to San Diego's Civic Theatre.
Salome

San Diego Opera


No. of reviews: 6

'Salome' holds the eyes, ears in bold San Diego Opera staging
3 Feb 12 / North County Times
A stellar cast and trenchant production
31 Jan 12 / sandiego.com
Glorious gulp
31 Jan 12 / San Diego Reader
Careful what you wish for
30 Jan 12 / Out West Arts
A knock-out Salome
30 Jan 12 / ConcertoNet (English)
Lise Lindstrom powerful in title role of season-opening production
30 Jan 12 / U-T San Diego
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News & Articles

San Diego Opera lands $150K innovation grant
San Diego Opera this week received a two-year $150,000 Innovation Grant which it will use to create community-focused work at its Scenic Studio warehouse near Barrio Logan.
3 Jun 2017 / U-T San Diego
San Diego Opera's new season
Next season will be unlike any other in the company’s 52-year history, with a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, two Spanish-language works and an acclaimed new transgender-themed chamber opera.
24 Apr 2017 / U-T San Diego
San Diego Opera reports deficit, future plans
San Diego Opera lost $271,000 during its 2015-2016 season but was able to make up the difference thanks to a surplus from the year before.
10 Feb 2017 / U-T San Diego
Longtime San Diego opera conductor dies
Edoardo Müller conducted 45 local productions over 31 years.
25 Jun 2016 / U-T San Diego
San Diego Opera unveils new season, look, schedule
Grand and chamber operas with modern scenic designs and the debuts of many American artists highlight '16-'17 lineup.
17 Apr 2016 / U-T San Diego