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
Thirteen is a lucky number in 2013, as we begin our thirteenth year of intriguing introductions to the productions of San Diego Opera’s current season. Our expert guide to all that’s good and grand in opera, Dr. Ron Shaheen, has new insights on the doomed soprano of ancient Egypt, Aida, and the doomed Israelite tenor and his mezzo temptress, Samson and Delilah. Along with these classics, Ron has two brand new subjects making their premiere appearances in SDO’s 21st century repertoire. With fabulous images and musical highlights at his fingertips, Ron’s examinations of Donizetti’s delightful The Daughter of the Regiment and Pizzetti’s dark historical work, Murder in the Cathedral in its the West Coast premiere, are don’t-miss-this events.
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 Daughter of the Regiment
||Samson and Delilah
||Murder in the Cathedral
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.