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Nathan Gunn (Sid Taylor) and Kate Aldrich (Arden Scott) © Karen Almond
San Diego

Heggie's Great Scott wins big in San Diego

By , 07 May 2016
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Jahja Ling © Briana Houston
San Diego

Ling shows love for Mahler in “Tragic” Symphony in San Diego

By , 30 April 2016
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Latonia Moore (Cio-Cio San) © J. Katarzyna Woronowicz
San Diego

Latonia Moore a shimmering Madama Butterfly in San Diego

By , 16 April 2016
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Alexia Voulgaridou (Tosca) and Greer Grimsley (Scarpia) © Cory Weaver
San Diego

Alexia Voulgaridou a passionate Tosca at San Diego Opera

By , 13 February 2016
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Alisa Weilerstein © Robin Thomson | Decca
San Diego

Brahms at the double with Alisa Weilerstein in San Diego

By , 12 December 2015
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Yuja Wang © Norbert Kniat | DG
San Diego

Passion and pain: Yuja Wang's Tchaikovsky 2 in San Diego

By , 10 October 2015
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Octavio Moreno (Xihuitl) © Todd Rosenberg
San Diego

History repeats itself…life goes on…Mariachi opera El Pasado Nunca se Termina at San Diego

By , 25 April 2015
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Lise Lindstrom © Lisa Marie Mazzucco
San Diego

San Diego Opera rising from the ashes in 50th anniversary gala

By , 18 April 2015
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Pinchas Zukerman © Cherly Mazak
San Diego

Zukerman crafts a spectacular evening at San Diego Symphony

By , 28 March 2015
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Franco Pomponi (Richard Nixon), Chen-ye Yuan (Chou En-Lai) and Chad Shelton (Mao Tse-Tung) © Ken Howard
San Diego

It’s Primetime in the USA: Nixon in China gets its close-up at San Diego Opera

By , 14 March 2015
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Richard Goode © Sasha Gusov
San Diego

San Diego Symphony triumphs in C major

By , 28 February 2015
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Harold Meers (Rodolfo) and Alyson Cambridge (Mimì) © Ken Howard
San Diego

San Diego Opera opens an improbable 50th anniversary season with La bohème

By , 24 January 2015
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Alina Pogostkina © Felix Broede
San Diego

De Waart brings Elgar to San Diego

By , 10 January 2015
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Jahja Ling © Briana Houston
San Diego

Ling reaches the heights with Mahler’s “Problem Child” in San Diego

By , 22 November 2014
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Louis Lortie © Elias
San Diego

Lortie glistens in Saint-Saëns’ “Egyptian” Concerto

By , 15 November 2014
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Lola Astanova © Nancy Ellison
San Diego

Lola Astanova's meticulous Rachmaninov a tour de force in San Diego gala

By , 25 October 2014
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Jeff Thayer © San Diego Symphony
San Diego

Jahja Ling opens the San Diego Symphony season with Scottish fervor

By , 11 October 2014
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Ailyn Perez with Stephen Costello © MolinaVisuals
San Diego

Ailyn Pérez and Stephen Costello show San Diego Opera the way forward

By , 05 September 2014
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Kirill Gerstein © David Hartig
San Diego

Gerstein the evening’s shooting star in Rachmaninov

By , 17 May 2014
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Jahja Ling © David Hartig
San Diego

From French to Polish, with a dash of paprika in San Diego

By , 03 May 2014
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Emanuel Ax © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
San Diego

Dohnányi masters two Bs - with help from Ax

By , 26 April 2014
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Anke Vondung (Dulcinea) and Ferruccio Furlanetto (Don Quixote) © Ken Howard
San Diego

Amid turmoil, San Diego Opera carries on with masterful Furlanetto in a thoughtful Don Quixote

By , 05 April 2014
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Krassimira Stoyanova (Amelia) and Piotr Beczała (Gustavo) © Ken Howard
San Diego

Glitter and Be Vengeful: San Diego Opera’s A Masked Ball

By , 08 March 2014
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Tatiana Lisnic (Adina) © Cory Weaver
San Diego

Playing hard to get has its rewards: The Elixir of Love from San Diego Opera

By , 15 February 2014
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Stephen Powell as Tonio © Cory Weaver 2014
San Diego

San Diego Opera's intriguing Pagliacci vocally lacking

By , 25 January 2014
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Latonia Moore  ©  Ken Howard
San Diego

San Diego Opera's flashy Aida features standout soprano Latonia Moore

By , 20 April 2013
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Bass Ferruccio Furlanetto is Thomas Becket  ©  Ken Howard
San Diego

Ferrucio Furlanetto triumphs in San Diego Opera's Murder in the Cathedral

By , 30 March 2013
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Mezzo soprano Nadia Krasteva is Delilah and tenor Clifton Forbis is Samson  ©  J. Katarzyna Woronowicz. San Diego Opera, February 2013
San Diego

San Diego Opera's Samson and Delilah excels with strong cast and provoking production

By , 16 February 2013
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Kevin Burdette, L'ubica Vargicová and Stephen Costello  ©  J Katarzyna Woronowicz
San Diego

San Diego Opera's season opening Daughter of the Regiment is a crowd-pleaser

By , 26 January 2013
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Stephen Hough  ©  Sim Canetty-Clarke
San Diego

Stephen Hough and San Diego Symphony in All-Liszt Program

By , 06 November 2011
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