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OperaSpotlight DON PASQUALE

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Go behind-the-scenes with our hilarious production of Don Pasquale in UCSD-TV's OperaSpotlight program.

Video Podcast - Bass-baritone John Del Carlo

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A delightful video podcast with bass-baritone John Del Carlo who sings the title role of our production of Don Pasquale which opens tomorrow.

DON PASQUALE by Eric Shanower

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In what has become an nice tradition as of late, artist Eric Shanower returned again the other night to sketch the dress rehearsal of Don Pasquale. Eric is the author and artist for the Age of Bronze series, a complete retelling of the Trojan War. He also has numerous other works to his credit. If you like what you see, give him a visit here.

All artwork below is copyright Eric Shanower, 2012.  

























A Conversation with tenor Charles Castronovo

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Tenor Charles Castronovo was last with us as Nadir in The Pearl Fishers. According to this interview, his voice has darkened and he's been taking on heavier, albeit still lyrical, roles like Romeo (Gounod). In a wide-ranging conversation with Education Director Nicolas Reveles, Castronovo describes the vocal challenges involved in taking on Ernesto in Don Pasquale. Enjoy!



DON PASQUALE Stars in the Salon

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Did you miss our Stars in the Salon event last week with cast of Don Pasquale? If so, we have you covered. Enjoy!

Video Podcast: Danielle de Niese

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Earlier this week Dr. Nic sat down with Danielle de Niese to talk Norina and Don Pasquale. Here is their conversation:



Super Captain Chronicles Comes to a Close

Super Captain Jesi Betancourt's Super Captain Series for Moby-Dick comes to a close with her final entry called "Last Dance."

We hope you have enjoyed these as much as we have. And she'll be back. We promise.

The Last Dance

Like everything good, there must be an end. Thus there must be a last performance of San Diego Opera’s Moby-Dick. Last shows are always bittersweet, not unlike the last day of summer camp.

After months of planning, weeks of rehearsal and performances we come to the final show. The Sunday matinee is a time of joy. Successfully putting together a show gives everyone the giddy feeling of a job well done. Yet there is a dark cloud that hangs over the performance. This is the last time that we will all be together with the music of Moby-Dick. It can be hard to let go.

For me the last show brings into sharp relief that the last performance is a singular moment in time. It will never happen again. You become very aware that this is the last time you will…