Monday, April 29, 2013

Video Podcast: San Diego Opera's 2014 Season

Join the Geisel Director of Education and Outreach for San Diego Opera, Nicolas Reveles, in a brief exploration of the 2014 from Pagliacci to Don Quixote, The Elixir of Love to A Masked Ball with a dollop of Verdi's Requiem thrown in to the mix. This exciting season has something for everyone, as you'll discover. For each opera Dr. Reveles gives us some of his own personal reasons for looking forward to each of these great masterworks. Enjoy!


Friday, April 19, 2013

AIDA by Eric Shanower

San Diego Opera's unofficial official cartoonist, Eric Shanower, was back in the theatre earlier this week to live sketch the dress rehearsal of Aida. We were excited to see what Eric came up with, this opera is already full of comic book colors and costumes, and Eric did not disappoint. Take a look below and then go visit Eric's webpage and buy some comic books.

Artwork © copyright 2013 by Eric Shanower. All rights reserved.
































Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Video Podcast: Daniele Callegari

Meet Daniele Callegari, a San Diego Opera debut artist who hails from Milan and lives in Barcelona! He has taken the company by storm with his energy, his enthusiasm for music and opera, as well as his positive presence in rehearsals for Verdi's Aida. Nicolas Reveles, Director of Education and Outreach, has a conversation with him about this wonderful opera and what draws it to him again and again.


Monday, April 15, 2013

Video Podcast: Jill Grove

We all know and love Verdi's great opera Aida. We thought it might be informative for our podcast audience to hear a different 'take' on our production of this wonderful opera to ask mezzo-soprano Jill Grove, our Amneris, about the current state of the opera business. What's it like for singers out there right now? How is the HD operas-at-the-movies effort effecting regional companies? What's it like to be involved in the opera business today? Jill offers her thoughts on these and other subjects in this interview with Nicolas Reveles, the Director of Education and Outreach for San Diego Opera. Enjoy!


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Video Podcast: Mark S. Doss

We're welcoming back bass-baritone Mark S. Doss after a rather lengthy hiatus: he was last here as Friar Lawrence in Gounod's Romeo and Juliet in 1998. He has since established himself as one of the most exciting Escamillos (Carmen), Mephistopheles (Faust) and Amonasros (Aida) in the world. Watch and listen as Nicolas Reveles, Director of Education and Outreach for San Diego Opera discusses his career and the role of Amonasro with this wonderful artist.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Video Podcast: Latonia Moore

We have long awaited the arrival of soprano Latonia Moore (pronounced lah-TAH-nee-yah) since her dramatic debut at the Metropolitan Opera a few years back in the role of Aida. Her performance made front page news in the New York Times and was feted throughout the opera world as being one of the most auspicious debuts in recent Met history. She's delightfully open and forthcoming about that exciting moment and about all things vocal and dramatic in her conversation here with Education Director Nicolas Reveles.

Monday, April 1, 2013

MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL by Eric Shanower

We're getting this up a little later than usual but San Diego Opera's official unofficial cartoonist, Eric Shanower, was in the theatre last week to live sketch a rehearsal of Murder in the Cathedral. The fruits of his labor can be found below. Take a look! And then stop by Eric's webpage and check out some of his awesome comics.

Artwork © copyright 2013 by Eric Shanower. All rights reserved.