Get to know San Diego Opera’s 2016-2017 Season as one of San Diego’s most prominent musical scholars, Dr. Ronald Shaheen and discover the many pleasures of this grand art! Now in its seventeenth year, Opera Previews offers photos, videos and recordings to enhance musicologist Dr. Ron Shaheen’s lighthearted, jargon-free insights.

Opera Previews offer an advance, in-depth look at productions by the San Diego Opera. Beginning with the composer and his music, Dr. Shaheen looks at the historic background, style, story and setting, fabled performers and special attributes of productions by the San Diego Opera, plus a fascinating examination of the techniques of operatic singing. Entrance tickets are distributed starting at 9:15am, doors open at 9:40am. All presentations are free and open to the public.



2016-2017 Opera Insights Schedule:

Dr. Ron Shaheen




CARLSBAD DOVE LIBRARY

Dove Library Complex, Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane
Program free and open to the public.

  • Cinderella: Saturday, October 8 at 10:00am
  • The Early Verdi Operas: Saturday, January 14 at 10:00am
  • Falstaff: Saturday, February 11 at 10:00am
  • La traviata: Saturday, April 15 at 10:00am