PERFORMANCE HISTORY

You can see who sang what and when in San Diego from our earliest performances in May 1965 to the present.

March 14, 17, 20, 22 (m), 2015
Nixon in China
John Adams
Franco Pomponi (Richard Nixon), Chad Shelton (Mao Tse-Tung), Maria Kanyova (Pat Nixon), Kathleen Kim (Madame Mao), Patrick Carfizzi (Henry Kissinger), Chen-ye Yuan (Chou En-Lai), Sarah Castle (1st Secretary to Mao), Buffy Baggott (2nd Secretary to Mao), Jennifer DeDominici (3rd Secretary to Mao), Joseph Mechavich, Conductor, James Robinson, Director, Allen Moyer, Set Designer, James Schuette, Costume Designer, Paul Palazzo, Lighting Designer, Brian Mohr, Sound Designer, Seán Curran, Choreographer.

February 18, 21, 24 and 26 (m), 2006
Lucia di Lammermoor
Gaetano Donizetti
Angela Gilbert (Lucia), Richard Leech (Edgardo), Dalibor Jenis (Enrico), Reinhard Hagen (Raimondo), Kenneth Morris (Normanno), Brian Register (Arturo), Kathleen Halm (Alisa); Richard Bonynge, conductor; Andrew Sinclair, director; Henry Bardon, set designer; Peter J. Hall, costume designer.

March 8, 9, 10, 11m, 11, 12, 1995
Porgy and Bess
George Gershwin
Marquita Lister/Charlae Olaker (9, 11m, 12) (Bess), Luvenia Garner/Angela R. Simpson (9, 11m, 12) (Serena), Kimberly Jones (Clara), Ann Duquesnay (Maria), Sabrina Carten (Annie), Lou Ann Pickett (Lily), Hope Briggs (strawberry woman), Larry Marshall (Sportin' Life), Alvy Powell/Terry Cook (9, 11m, 12) (Porgy), Stacey Robinson/Lester Lynch (8, 10, 11)/Jeffrey La Var (12) (Crown), Elex Lee Van (Jake), Keith Crawford (Frazier), Barron Coleman (Mingo), Richard Taylor (Robbins), Stanley Jackson (Peter), Mathew J. Minor (Jim), Henry Jones (Undertaker), John Lesane (Nelson), David Lee Brewer (crab man), Charles Sanders (detective), Russell Johnson (coroner), Richard Taylor (African drummer); John deMain/Douglas Fisher (12), conductor; Hope Clarke, director; Kenneth Foy, sets; Judy Dearing, costumes; co-production with Houston Grand Opera

February 23, 26, March 1, 3m, 1985
La bohème
Giacomo Puccini
Hei-Kyung Hong (Mimì), Leigh Munro (Musetta), Alexandru Ionitza (Rodolfo), Henry Fiske (Parpignol), Frederick Burchinal (Marcello), Harlan Foss (Schaunard), Jeffrey Wells (Colline), David Hall (Benoit/Alcindoro), John Moir (customs guard), Ronald Banks (sergeant); Robin Stapleton, conductor; Rhoda Levine, director; John Scheffler, sets; Suzanne Mess, costumes

February 10, 12m, 15, 18, 1984
Anna Bolena
Gaetano Donizetti
Katia Ricciarelli (Anna Bolena), Susanne Marsee (Giovanna Seymour), Susan Quittmeyer (Smeaton), Bruce Reed (Lord Riccardo Percy), Robert Hale (Henry VIII), Juan Pedro Garcia Marques (Lord Rochefort), Robert Schmorr (Hervey); Eve Queler, conductor; Jay Lesenger, director; Bill Gorgensen, sets

February 12, 15, 18, 20m, 1983
Henry VIII
Camille Saint-Saëns
United States Professional Premiere
Cristina Deutekom (Catherine of Aragon), Brenda Boozer (Anne Boleyn), Nancy Carol Moore (Lady Clarence), Jacque Trussel (Don Gomez), Sherrill Milnes (Henry VIII), Kenneth Cox (Cardinal Campeggio), Robert Schmorr (Earl of Surrey), Kevin Langan (Duke of Norfolk); Joseph Pechota, Robert Toschak, Steven Savino, Ronald Banks (courtiers); Neil Wilson-Nease (garter king-at-arms), Enrique Baquerizo (Cranmer), Edward Badrak (usher); Antonio Tauriello, conductor; Tito Capobianco, director; Thomas Munn/Bill Gorgensen, set designers

October 6, 9, 12, 14m, 1979
Don Carlo
Giuseppe Verdi
Anne Evans (Elizabeth), Susan Lynn Dixon (celestial voice), Pamela Hicks (Tebaldo), Giuseppina Dalle Molle* (Princess Eboli), Luis Lima (Don Carlos), Neil Breeden (Count Lerma), Juan Pons (Rodrigo), Paul Plishka (Philip), Chester Ludgin (Grand Inquisitor), Carlos Chausson (friar), Gerald Whitney (herald); Bruno Rigacci, conductor; Bodo Igesz, director; Henry Bardon, sets; Suzanne Mess, costumes

February 19, 22, 25, 27m, 1977
Gátterdämmerung
Richard Wagner
Anna Green (Brünnhilde), Adrienne Leonetti (Gutrune), Marvellee Cariaga (Waltraute/second norn), Carolyne McDaniel (first norn), Joan Zajac (third norn), Pamela Lasalle (Woglinde), Shirley Harned (Wellgunde), Carolyn Maia (Flosshilde), Alberto Remedios (Siegfried), Adair McGowen (Gunther), Harold Enns (Alberich), William Wildermann/Thomas O'Leary (25, 27) (Hagen); Henry Holt, conductor; George London, director; John Naccarato, sets/costumes

December 4, 6, 8m, 1974
Lucia di Lammermoor
Gaetano Donizetti
Joan Sutherland (Lucia), Peggy Castle (Alisa), Franco Tagliavini (Edgardo), Gordon Greer (Arturo), Richard Wagner (Normanno), John Darrenkamp (Enrico), Robert Hale (Raimondo); Richard Bonynge, conductor; Bliss Hebert, director; Henry Bardon, sets; Peter Hall, costumes

November 28, 30, December 2, 1973
The Marriage of Figaro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Johanna Meier (Countess), Joy Clements (Susanna), Katherine Hindrelet-Brydon (Barbarina), Susanne Marsee (Cherubino), Carol Weiss (Marcellina), Carolyn McDaniels, Barbara Park (country girls), James Atherton (Basilio/Curzio), John Darrenkamp (Count), Norman Treigle (Figaro) William Powers (Bartolo), Joseph Galiano (Antonio); Walter Herbert, conductor; James de Blasis, director; Henry Heymann, sets; Suzanne Mess, costumes

February 7, 9, 11m, 1973
Romeo and Juliet
Charles Gounod
Eilene Shelle (Juliet), Julia Shelley/Barbara Park (9, 11) (Stephano), Joyce Jones (Gertrude), Raymond Gibbs (Romeo), Howard Fried (Tybalt), John Fiorito (Mercutio), Thomas Simmons (Gregory), Charles Curtis (Duke of Verona), Samuel Van Dusen (Capulet), Michael Devlin (Friar Lawrence); Charles Rosecrans, conductor; James de Blasis, director; Henry Heymann, sets; Suzanne Mess, costumes