A nimble and diverse cast and director Scott Thompson give scenes contemporary relevance, as prisoners may be seen as migrants and refugees.
While there are no metallic solar blankets, huddled prisoners wait for their captors to lower a flight of steps into a darkened pit and drag out unlucky souls. Watching the steps being lowered is chilling…
Many people have suffered through long, tedious and not very memorable toasts at numerous weddings. Very few, however, can say they have listened to an 80-minute speech during such an occasion.Read More
Wistrich conjured the hidalgo who read too many novels and lost his mind. We wanted to cheer when he rode off to bring justice to the world, on his pretend horse…With eye-popping fouette turns, fish dives, and one-arm lifts, the Kitri role seemed designed for Gonzalez…Read More
Following the lead of bass superstars from the great Russian Fyodor Chaliapin to the American Samuel Ramey, Italian basso Ferruccio Furlanetto counts the title role of Jules Massenet’s Don Quixote as one of his signature roles, which he reprised for San Diego Opera Saturday (March 5) to thunderous, well-deserved acclaim . . .Read More
Audiences dreamed the impossible dream when “Man of La Mancha” opened in 1965. Despite his recent assassination, John F. Kennedy’s Camelot era still ruled both the national mood and the Broadway stage. The cynicism that accompanied a prolonged war and battles for civil and other rights would not set in for a couple of years…Read More