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Opera conductor broke the gender barrier

I wrote a story for the San Diego Opera program in 1999 about Karen Keltner, the resident conductor, who stood at 5 feet 3 inches. It was appropriate to title the profile “Big Step to the Podium.”

Bohemians return in 50th opera season

Those carefree bohemians are regular visitors to the San Diego Opera stage. This is their 11th arrival since the premier in 1965 as the first production of the new company.

Revitalized SD Opera opens a varied season

After enduring a threatened closing, San Diego Opera will open its 50th season in January with grand opera and other musical events. I usually identify a theme that is common with the operas, but the 2015 season covers so many subjects that I cannot identify a common one.

New operas have special demands

A magic spell at the OnStage Playhouse


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