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 . . .

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For his finale after four superb Old Globe Theatre summer seasons, Adrian Noble finesses the early Tom Stoppard gumdrop, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, a mixture of Shakespeare and Samuel Beckett with plenty of Abbott and Costello thrown in. As always, Noble aces it. Gonna miss the guy.

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