After knocking at death’s door for part of last year, the revived San Diego Opera is scheduled Saturday to stage the first major production of its 50th anniversary season.
Puccini’s “La Boheme” will be performed at the San Diego Civic Theatre Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday and on Feb. 1. The show that served as the basis for the musical “Rent” was the first one the opera company ever produced back in 1965.
The San Diego Opera’s Board of Directors voted to disband the organization early last year because of what appeared to be unsolvable financial problems. However, numerous financial donations combined with a public outcry and an influx of new board members kept the organization from going under.
The company put on a few individual concerts late in 2014. It is scheduled to produce “Don Giovanni” next month and “Nixon in China” in March.
A 50th anniversary celebration concert is scheduled for April.
— City News Service
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