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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When composer John Adams chalked up the global success of his first opera ‘Nixon in China’ to beginner’s luck, it was easy to perceive his puckish humor taking charge. But mere luck clearly did not bring about the triumph of San Diego Opera’s extraordinary production of ‘Nixon in China’ that opened Saturday (March 14) at Civic Theatre . . .

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