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Behind the Scenes, Interviews

Q & A: Brian Festa on the First-Ever Wellness Program at San Diego Opera


An emphasis on mental and physical wellness has become increasingly prevalent in modern day society. And yet in the arts, one might argue that there is still plenty to go before it becomes the norm in the day to day workings of its employment structures. Brian Festa is aiming to change all that. With his program at San Diego Opera, {…}


Yves Abel Extends Contract with San Diego Opera


French-Canadian conductor Yves Abel has extended his contract as Principal Conductor of San Diego Opera until July 2027. Abel first made his company debut in 2013 and became principal conductor in 2020. The conductor is the former chief conductor of the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Germany and the former principal guest with the Deutsche Oper Berlin. He recently conducted “Carmen” at Wiener {…}


Latonia Moore, J’Nai Bridges, Corinne Winters & Germán Enrique Alcántara Lead San Diego Opera’s 2023-24 Season


The San Diego Opera has announced its 2023-24 season. Productions  The season opens with Javier Martinez and Leonard Foglia’s “El Milagro del Recuerdo.” The production will star Sishel Claverie, Vanessa Alonzo, Claudia Chapa, Héctor Vásquez, and Guadalupe Paz. Leonard Foglia directs. Performance Dates: Dec. 1 & 3, 2023 Germán Enrique Alcántara, Alexander McKissick, Ethan Vincent, Tasha Koontz, and Megan Moore star in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” Yves Abel conducts. {…}

Business, News

San Diego Opera Names New Chief Development Officer


Llewellyn Crain has been appointed to the position of Chief Development Officer with San Diego Opera. She takes over for Peter Shavitz who held the position since 2019. In her new role, Crain will work closely with the General Director David Bennett, and will be charged with developing the fundraising program so that it can support the company’s performances and {…}

Business, News

San Diego Opera’s Rebranding Campaign Earns Major Accolade


San Diego Opera has received the 2023 Sandie Award for Excellence in Branding. The award, which is awarded by the American Marketing Association, was given for San Diego Opera’s 2022-23 Rebranding Campaign. The company created a new logo for its season via a partnership with Esser Design to help the organization better align with San Diego and its culturally diverse {…}

News, Streaming

KPBS to Broadcast San Diego Opera Productions Throughout July 2023


Radio Station KPBS 89.5 FM is set to feature numerous productions from San Diego Opera’s 2022-23 season throughout July. The company will kick off its broadcast schedule on July 1, 2023 with “El Último Sueño de Frida y Diego” followed by a July 8 broadcast of Puccini’s “Suor Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi.” A week later, audiences will hear another Puccini {…}


San Diego Opera Cancels ‘The Fall and the Rising’


The San Diego Opera has canceled its upcoming “The Fall and the Rising” performances. In a statement, the company said, “Originally scheduled for 2020, and delayed because of COVID, ‘The Falling and the Rising’ was co-commissioned by San Diego Opera and we created the production that has been seen at opera houses around the country. San Diego Opera was excited {…}


Michelle Bradley to Headline ‘Tosca’ at San Diego Opera


The San Diego Opera will present Puccini‘s “Tosca”  this March. The famed work will star soprano Michelle Bradley, bass-baritone Greer Grimsley, and tenor Marcelo Puente. Other cast members include baritone Michael Sokol, tenor Joel Sorensen, and soprano Abigail Allwein. Valerio Galli conducts. Performances are set for March 25, 28 and 31 and April 2, 2023 at the San Diego Civic Theater. {…}