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San Diego Opera's Director of Education guides viewers through an intriguing history of each opera produced by San Diego Opera. Learn about the composers' backgrounds and inspirations, the challenges they faced composing and staging the work, the reactions of audiences and critics, and recommendations for recordings, books and videos.

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San Diego Opera's Director of Education guides viewers through an intriguing history of each opera produced by San Diego Opera. Learn about the composers' backgrounds and inspirations, the challenges they faced composing and staging the work, the reactions of audiences and critics, and recommendations for recordings, books and videos.

    • video
    Double Verdi - San Diego OperaTalk

    Double Verdi - San Diego OperaTalk

    The two Verdi operas presented during San Diego Opera's 2016/17 season, La Traviata and Falstaff, represent the composer at two distinct stages in his life and career. Nicolas Reveles examines the evolution of Verdi's style over the forty years that separated the premieres of these masterpieces, from midlife to old age. Singers Cherylyn Larsen, soprano, and Bernardo Bermudez, baritone, join Dr. Nic to perform excerpts from the two operas. Series: "San Diego OperaTalk! with Nic Reveles" [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 30717]

    • 59 min
    • video
    David T. Little’s Soldier Songs - San Diego OperaTalk

    David T. Little’s Soldier Songs - San Diego OperaTalk

    Join San Diego Opera’s Nicolas Reveles in an intimate discussion with David T. Little, the composer of “Soldier Songs,” and conductor Steven Schick. Little’s innovative opera is a gripping drama with a libretto made up of reflections on war by veterans of five major foreign conflicts. “Soldier Songs” explores the ideals versus the realities of the soldier, loss, the exploitation of innocence, & the impossibility of expressing the truth of war. Series: "San Diego OperaTalk! with Nic Reveles" [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 30784]

    • 51 min
    • video
    Puccini x2 - San Diego OperaTalk

    Puccini x2 - San Diego OperaTalk

    In a veritable feast for fans of Giacomo Puccini, San Diego Opera’s Nicolas Reveles delves into the history, influences, and musical intricacies of Puccini’s TOSCA and MADAMA BUTTERFLY, two of the most popular works in the operatic repertoire. Dr. Nic is joined by acclaimed soprano Priti Gandhi in performance of selected arias from the two operas. Series: "San Diego OperaTalk! with Nic Reveles" [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 29912]

    • 59 min
    • video
    Jake Heggie/Great Scott - San Diego OperaTalk

    Jake Heggie/Great Scott - San Diego OperaTalk

    On the occasion of San Diego Opera’s West Coast premiere of GREAT SCOTT, Nicolas Reveles engages composer Jake Heggie in a lively conversation about the work’s conception. Known for his landmark modern classics DEAD MAN WALKING and MOBY DICK, Heggie's newest work concerns Arden Scott, an international opera star who returns to her hometown with the intention of saving the ailing company that started her career. However, her homecoming coincides with the home team's first National Championship. GREAT SCOTT sparks some interesting questions around how we perceive the Arts and what purpose they serve today. Series: "San Diego OperaTalk! with Nic Reveles" [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 29794]

    • 58 min
    • video
    Nixon in China - San Diego OperaTalk

    Nixon in China - San Diego OperaTalk

    In this special edition of OperaTalk, host Nicolas Reveles is your guide for John Adams’ NIXON IN CHINA, an exhilarating recounting of the President’s historic mission of rapprochement with Chairman Mao. “Only Nixon could go to China,” and only Dr. Nic Reveles could provide these entertaining insights into one of the most acclaimed operas of the 20th century. Series: "San Diego OperaTalk! with Nic Reveles" [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 29042]

    • 58 min
    • video
    A Masked Ball - San Diego OperaTalk

    A Masked Ball - San Diego OperaTalk

    San Diego Opera’s Nicolas Revels explores the history and composition of A Masked Ball (Un Ballo in Maschera), one of Giuseepe Verdi’s most popular works. Series: "San Diego OperaTalk! with Nic Reveles" [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 25332]

    • 27 min

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