Opera Previews offer an advance, in-depth look at productions by the San Diego Opera. This lively series of hour-long, multi-media lectures by opera musicologist Dr. Ron Shaheen are presented on four Saturday mornings between January and April, and cover the opera being performed that month.
- the composer
- the cultural background
- the music style
- the story
- the history of the opera’s productions
This opera season
As we begin our fourteenth year of intriguing introductions to the productions of San Diego Opera, our expert guide to all that’s good and grand in opera, Dr. Ron Shaheen, has new insights on this season’s timeless classics. With fabulous images and musical highlights at his fingertips, Ron’s examinations of mad knights, murderous clowns, magic potions, and regicide are anything but humdrum!
Entrance tickets are distributed starting at 9:15 a.m.; doors open at 9:40 a.m.
Opera previews schedule
When: Saturday mornings 10-11 a.m. (see schedule below)
Where: Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium (located at the Carlsbad City Library complex on Dove Avenue; get directions)
||The Elixir of Love
||A Masked Ball
Opera Previews are made possible by the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation’s Robert H. Gartner Cultural Endowment Fund
See the San Diego Opera schedule for additional information.
Want to avoid the hassle of driving to the opera?
Check out the opera caravan.