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Civic Theatre – 1980s

Highlights from the 1980s

  • San Diego Opera’s productions of Mefistofele, Don Pasquale, La Bohème, Giovanna d’Arco, Il Trovatore, Elektra, Die Fledermaus, Werther, Tosca, Lucia di Lammermoor, The Love for Three Oranges, Nabucco, Un Giorno Di Regno, Andrea Chenier, Susannah, Faust, Giulietta e Romeo, The Barber of Seville, Turandot, Il Corsaro, Un Ballo in Maschera, Gwendoline, Madama Butterfly, La Perichole, Henry VIII, Aida, Adriana Lecouvreur, Lohengrin, Hamlet, Cinderella, Anna Bolena, Don Giovanni, Carmen, I Masnadieri, Simon Boccanegra, Peter Grimes, La Traviata, Hansel and Gretel, The Merry Widow, Oberto, The Tales of Hoffmann, Eugene Onegin, The Marriage of Figaro, Otello, Norma, Der Fliegende Hollander, Porgy and Bess, Rigoletto, The Elixir of Love, Fidelio, and Boris Godunov
  • San Diego Symphony including guest artists Vladimir Horowitz, Isaac Stern, Leontyne Price, Benny Goodman, Aaron Copland
  • Concerts featuring Irish Rovers, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Frank Zappa, Rodney Dangerfield, Charley Pride, Sandi Patti, Carole King, Barry Manilow, Earth Wind & Fire, Linda Ronstadt, Al Jarreau, Dave Brubeck, George Winston, Chaka Khan, Everly Brothers, James Taylor, INXS, Billy Ocean, David Sanborn, Jeffrey Osborn, The Winans, Jackson Browne, Freddie Jackson, The Temptations, Dwight Yokam, Roger Whittaker, Whoopi Goldberg, Louis Miguel, Vincente Fernandez, Pat Benatar
  • Orchestra performances included Boston Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra & Pinchas Zukerman, Boston Pops, Vienna Chamber Orchestra w/Philipp Entremont, Moscow State Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra
  • Recitals featuring Andre Watts, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Joan Sutherland, Dame Kiri Te Kenawa, Kathleen Battle, Marilyn Horne, Lynn Harrel, and Vladamir Ashkenazy
  • Dance presentations included Joffrey Ballet, Eliot Feld Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Martha Graham Dance Company, San Francisco Ballet, Nureyev & Friends, Twyla Tharp Dance Company, Georgian State Dance Company, Antologia de La Zarzuela, Ballet of Canada, and Frankfurt Ballet
  • Theatrical productions included Zorba with Anthony Quinn, Legends with Mary Martin & Carol Channing, Cats, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with Mickey Rooney, The Unsinkable Molly Brown with Debbie Reynolds, Forbidden Broadway, Anything Goes, A Chorus Line, Me and My Girl, Oba Oba, La Cage Aux Folles, and Starlight’s 42nd Street and Peter Pan
  • Special engagements included Magic of David Copperfield, Miss California Pageant, Tip O’Neill, Ted Koppel, Zig Ziglar, Underwater Film Festival, Hope for a Drug-Free America with Bob Hope and Jimmy Stewart