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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Beethoven dismissed the theme of Mozart’s Don Giovanni as too frivolous for consideration, but philosophers and theologians have treated the opera as a treasure close to Divine revelation. San Diego Opera’s stunning production of “Don Giovanni” at Civic Theatre not only made an air-tight case for the opera’s dramatic potency, but offered a roster of accomplished singers who gave Mozart his due and then some . . .

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