Dr. Ron Shaheen

Get to know San Diego Opera’s 2017-18 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 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. All presentations are free and open to the public.

2017-18 Opera Insights & Previews Schedule:


Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, Ca 92011.

  • Turandot: Saturday, February 24 at 10:00am. Free.
  • Florencia en el Amazonas: Saturday, March 17 at 10:00am. Free.


Neil Morgan Auditorium, 330 Park Boulevard, San Diego, Ca 92101.

  • The Pirates of Penzance: Wednesday, October 11. 6:30pm - 7:30pm. Free.
  • Maria de Buenos Aires: Sunday, January 14. 2:30pm – 3:30pm. Free.
  • Turandot with Dr. Nicolas Reveles and Joseph Thomas: Sunday, February 4. 3:00pm – 4:00pm. Free.
  • Florencia en el Amazonas: Sunday, March 11. 2:30pm – 3:30pm. Free.