Thanks to the pandemic, it has been a full year since San Diego Opera has enjoyed the luxury of presenting opera at the San Diego Civic Theatre—or any other theater, for that matter. But David Bennett, the company’s creative General Director, has successfully created drive-in opera presentations that give the San Diego opera public live…

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Growing up in Cuba’s provincial city of Holguin, baritone Nelson Martinez loved music, but opera was not on his radar. His long journey as an opera singer took him from Cuban National Opera to musical theater in Mexico City and eventually to the Met. He sings Amonasro in San Diego Opera’s production of “Aïda,” which opens Saturday, October 19, at Civic Theatre.

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