Sustaining an ongoing opera company in San Antonio the way Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin have done has proven elusive.
SOLI works to shake things up and offer a fresh perspective on traditional interpretations of Mozart’s compositions, in this case The Magic Flute.
The event, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., is organized by the newly founded AEM Cultural Committee, in partnership with Opera San Antonio and Art Legacy.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Board Chairman J. Bruce Bugg Jr. asked Bexar County Commissioners top contribute a little more than $7.5 million for half of a nearly$16 million parking garage that will be built on a triangular lot at the corner of Taylor and 4th Streets, a short walk away from the Tobin Center.
The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts will host OPERA San Antonio’s first completely traditional opera, Madama Butterfly, by Giacomo Puccini. The performance opened on Thursday evening and there will be an encore on Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. With technical support provided by Glimmerglass Festival, this production features period costumes and classical staging.
OPERA San Antonio opens its 2015-2016 season at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts with “Madama Butterfly,” Giacomo Puccini’s classic tale of heartbreak, in the H-E-B Performance Hall under the direction of Garnett Bruce.
As I walked into the rehearsal studio of Ballet San Antonio, Artistic Director Gabriel Zertuche sat at a table with his back to me, intently viewing a class in progress.
As I make my way toward the rehearsal hall through holiday droves of children on their way to see Rudolph in a matinee performance at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, I must admit to a moment of butterflies as I proceed.
It’s an open casting call, readers.
Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Paul Elizondo presented San Antonio Symphony, Ballet San Antonio, and Opera San Antonio with a total of $175,000 in grants on Wednesday.