Young men and women between the ages of 18 and 32 in the calendar year residingin the western United States may now submit applications to compete in the 31st annual Vocal Competition at Rancho Mirage High School. The auditions will be held on November 15th and 16th at UCLA and on November 22nd at the Rancho Mirage High School Helene Galen Auditorium. Each finalist performs two arias at the final Competition; all singers receive a scholarship, with prizes totaling more than $20,000. In addition, an Audience Choice prize of $1000 will be awarded. The event, held on Sunday, December 7 at 3pm, will give young singers an opportunity to earn valuable experience, cash scholarships, community recognition of their achievements and the opportunity to advance their careers. Registration fee is $40.
THANKS TO YOU, SAN DIEGO OPERA PRESENTS THE 2015 SEASON!
We are delighted to announce that the Board of Directors has rescinded the vote to close and we are going ahead with the 2015 season and beyond. Three–opera subscriptions and a special concert are on sale now and new additions will be added soon. We couldn’t have achieved this amazing feat without you so thanks to you, we present the 2015 season!
First love…nothing is more all–consuming, passionate and heartbreaking. Come and traverse the lives of friends and a love affair between a young couple whose love is so intense it is unbearable to be apart, yet impossible to be together. La bohème will mirror your own memories of young love and just starting out in life…the struggles, the joy and the good friends who got you through. Cast: Alyson Cambridge as Mimî, David Lomelí as Rodolfo, Sara Gartland as Musetta and Morgan Smith as Marcello. Performances: January 24, 27, 29 and Feb 1
Pompous, lustful and masochistic, Don Giovanni is the ultimate bad boy, but is he more? This intense opera stuns as Giovanni stalks his latest conquest, a beautiful young bride. But he cannot escape his past sins or the ones who try valiantly to bring him to justice. In a shocking conclusion, we find out that the living are not the only ones who can seek vengeance.Cast:Ildebrando D’Arcangelo as Don Giovanni, Alex Esposito as Leporello, Ellie Dehn as Donna Anna, Myrtò Papatanasiu as Donna Elvira and Paul Appelby as Ottavio. Performances: February 14, 17, 20 and 22
NIXON IN CHINA
Straight from the headlines and news broadcasts of the day, we pay musical witness to President Richard Nixon’s historic trip to Beijing in 1972 and goodwill meetings with China’s Chairman Mao Tse–Tung and Premier Chou En–Lai. Nixon in China explores an heroic gesture by a sitting American President towards a burgeoning world power in one whirlwind diplomatic trip. One of the top 20th century American operas and of the most influential of the last few decades. Cast: Franco Pomponi as Nixon, Alfred Kim as Mao, Kathleen Kim as Madame Mao Tse–Tung and Richard Paul Fink as Henry Kissinger. Performances: March 14, 17, 20 and 22
50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION CONCERTS
Celebrate our 50th Anniversary with an amazing concert filled with favorite arias, duets, ensembles and choruses with the San Diego Symphony at the Jacobs Music Center – Copley Symphony Hall. Featuring international opera stars and special guests, come and enjoy a tribute to our 50–year history. Add this special event to your Subscription as it is sure to sell out! Performances: April 18 at 7pm and April 19 at 2pm Click here to subscribe or call (619) 533–7000, Monday–Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm. Thank you!