Sarah B Marsh-Rebelo & San Diego Opera

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10 Things About Sarah B Marsh-Rebelo & San Diego Opera

Originally banned in Mozart's home city of Vienna, the "Marriage of Figaro" officially kicks off San Diego Opera's 2018-19 season. Sarah B. Marsh-Rebelo serves on the Opera board and will also be chairing their gala on February 23rd, 2019.

Sarah B Marsh-Rebelo & San Diego Opera

#1 I grew up in England. My elementary school is 300 years old, and the local pub that was built in the 16th Century still has the original doors and ceilings.

 

Sarah B Marsh-Rebelo & San Diego Opera

#2 My first job was for a friend's mother who owned a restaurant. I was supposed to verbally deliver the order to the kitchen. I was so nervous, I could not remember the order and burst into tears. That was the end of that career.

 

Sarah B Marsh-Rebelo & San Diego Opera

#3 My beloved husband took me to Mr. A's for our first date 38 years ago. Need I say more?

 

Sarah B Marsh-Rebelo & San Diego Opera

#4 I was raised with Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds and numerous cats. My last two cats were called, Leopold Bloom and Tsai Wa (Tibetan for forgiveness).

 

Sarah B Marsh-Rebelo & San Diego Opera

#5 I have practiced Yoga since I was seventeen. I meditate each morning and stand on my head daily.

 

Sarah B Marsh-Rebelo & San Diego Opera

#6 I have my MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis on Poetry. I am a published poet.

 

Sarah B Marsh-Rebelo & San Diego Opera

#7 I grew up during the years of rationing after World War II. My parents had a large garden and gave all they could food wise and monetarily to those in need, and there were many. My mother was a nurse in the Red Cross. To the wounded she tended, I saw her give her time and compassion. She was a remarkable example of selflessness.

 

Sarah B Marsh-Rebelo & San Diego Opera

#8 Thirty-two years ago, our beloved friend Esther Burnham invited us to the Opera and then asked me to serve on the Board. She was a stellar example to all in so many ways.

 

Sarah B Marsh-Rebelo & San Diego Opera

#9 San Diego Opera has community engagement and education programs like Words and Music (WAM). WAM encourages students to tell their own story through opera by exploring their heritage and celebrating cultural diversity. These programs empower students with self-confidence and advocacy, valuable skills they carry with them for the rest of their lives.

 

Sarah B Marsh-Rebelo & San Diego Opera

#10 Don't be afraid you won't "get" opera. It is a fun night out. Translations of what is being sung are projected above the stage, and we have free educational events if you want to learn more about opera.

 

Sarah B Marsh-Rebelo & San Diego Opera

2018-2019 Mainstage Operas
The Marriage of Figaro, Rigoletto, and Carmen
Dētour Series Events
All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, Three Decembers, and our concert series, One Amazing Night.

Opera Lover's Ball
Saturday, February 23, 2019
https://www.sdopera.org

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