Produced by San Diego Opera and UCSD-TV, the award-winning San Diego Opera Spotlight gives you a unique and entertaining look behind-the-scenes of each of San Diego Opera's four main-stage productions. You'll see how the singers, directors, conductor and crew work together to create each opera, get a sneak peek at rehearsal footage and hear exclusive interviews with the stars.

2016-2017 Opera Spotlight:


Join Dr. Nicolas Reveles, San Diego Opera's Director of Education and Community Engagement, for these fascinating, half-hour overviews of our five productions. He'll take you on an intriguing journey though the story, music and history of each opera. You'll pick up rich insight into the structure and composition of the music, along with recommendations of the best recordings. It's a wonderful prelude to your opera experience and a great way to pick up some tidbits to impress your friends at intermission!

The program is also online at & on YouTube

2016-2017 OperaTalk:


The opening night performances of all mainstage operas in San Diego Opera’s 2016-17 season will be broadcast on KPBS. Tune in to KPBS at 89.5FM, 89.1FM in La Jolla and 97.7 in Imperial Valley or online at

2016-17 KPBS Broadcast Schedule

Cinderella (La Cenerentola)
Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8:00pm

Soldier Songs
Saturday, November 19, 2016

Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 8:00pm

The Tragedy of Carmen
Saturday, March 18, 2017

La traviata
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00pm