The human voice can transport us to heights of which we have only dreamed…
Beyond presenting world class opera, San Diego Opera is committed to opening as many gateways as possible for our diverse community by offering free performances at trolley stations, family-friendly performances of “Little Red Riding Hood” and residencies in Title 1 schools that encourage and foster empowerment to over 10,000 students each year.
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.
#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.
#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.
#3 My beloved husband took me to Mr. A’s for our first date 38 years ago. Need I say more?
#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).
#5 I have practiced Yoga since I was seventeen. I meditate each morning and stand on my head daily.
#6 I have my MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis on Poetry. I am a published poet.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
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
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