Isn’t Pirates of Penzance a musical, and not an opera, and what’s the difference? What does tango have to do with opera? Does a composer have to travel to China to write about a Chinese empress? What exactly is magical realism, and how does one produce that on stage?
Discover and explore the grand and diverse 2017-18 season of the San Diego Opera in this exciting and educational series with musicologist Dr. Ron Shaheen. Using a variety of media, Dr. Shaheen will offer advance, in-depth sessions about San Diego Opera productions that include topics such as historic background, style, story and setting, fabled performers, local production insight and more!