Banner for the San Diego Opera at the Civic Theater. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons
Banner for the San Diego Opera at the Civic Theater. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

For the first time in eight years, the San Diego Opera will host a free lunchtime performance of excerpts from La Boheme on the downtown community concourse Thursday.

The show is scheduled to start at noon and will last around 45 minutes, according to opera officials, who said the show will serve as a thank you to the San Diego community for its support last season when the cash-strapped opera nearly closed for good.

Additional free lunchtime performances are scheduled for the same time on Feb. 19 and March 19.

Thursday’s performance will feature university students enrolled in a program called Opera Exposed. Next month’s will feature the artists of Mozart’s Don Giovanni and in March, the singers of John Adams’ Nixon in China will perform.

In case of inclement weather — there’s a chance of rain Thursday — performances will be moved inside the San Diego Civic Theatre at 1100 Third Ave.

— City News Service

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.