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July 3, 1985 | From Associated Press
Baritone David Malis, who performs with the San Francisco Opera, won the second Cardiff Singer of the World competition sponsored by the British Broadcasting Corp. Jutta Bokor of Hungary won second prize and Yue Liu of China and Anne Williams King of Wales were joint third prize winners. Malis, 28, from La Grange, Ga., received $3,900, a crystal commemorative bowl and the opportunity to appear on BBC television and radio.
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April 11, 1990 | KENNETH HERMAN
Most opera singers fret over their ups and downs, but baritone David Malis is infatuated with perilous descents . . . just as long as the downhill plunge is on the latest roller coaster. Malis, who returns to the San Diego Opera stage Saturday as Papageno in Mozart's "Die Zauberflote," is an enthusiastic member of American Coaster Enthusiasts, known by its acronym ACE.
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January 29, 1986 | CHRIS PASLES
Appearing on a four-concert series devoted to young artists affiliated with the San Francisco Opera, baritone David Malis demonstrated strong dramatic instincts in a recital Sunday in Ramo Auditorium at Caltech. Malis possesses a weighty, forceful, free and open voice--and knows how to use it with opera-house-size effects in mind. What he has yet to master, however, is word coloring, variety in vocal characterization and a comparable richness in tone when singing softly.
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January 29, 1986 | CHRIS PASLES
Appearing on a four-concert series devoted to young artists affiliated with the San Francisco Opera, baritone David Malis demonstrated strong dramatic instincts in a recital Sunday in Ramo Auditorium at Caltech. Malis possesses a weighty, forceful, free and open voice--and knows how to use it with opera-house-size effects in mind. What he has yet to master, however, is word coloring, variety in vocal characterization and a comparable richness in tone when singing softly.
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April 11, 1990 | KENNETH HERMAN
Most opera singers fret over their ups and downs, but baritone David Malis is infatuated with perilous descents . . . just as long as the downhill plunge is on the latest roller coaster. Malis, who returns to the San Diego Opera stage Saturday as Papageno in Mozart's "Die Zauberflote," is an enthusiastic member of American Coaster Enthusiasts, known by its acronym ACE.
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February 7, 1992 | KENNETH HERMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If soprano Cheryl Parrish had followed her parents' wishes, she would be singing gospel music instead of Susanna in San Diego Opera's "Le Nozze di Figaro." Growing up in a Tyler, Tex., parsonage, Cheryl was taught that vocal gifts were used to praise the Lord, not Puccini or Mozart. "I don't think my parents ever actually said to me, 'We think opera is the devil's lot,' but it was very obvious that if I followed in sacred music, it would have made my parents swing on a star.
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November 2, 1987 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER, Times Music/Dance Critic
There are no big names on the stage or in the pit of the Civic Theater for the San Diego Opera version of Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'Amore." The ensemble is dominated by bright young artists who seem equally concerned with dramatic credibility and musical virtue. Robert Darling's naive turntable set and pleasant-peasant costumes date back to Lotfi Mansouri's low-budget production in San Francisco some 20 years ago.
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May 2, 1991 | KENNETH HERMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In his announcement Wednesday of San Diego Opera's next two seasons--1992 and 1993--general director Ian Campbell kept one promise and broke another. As anticipated, in 1992 the local company will expand the number of Civic Theatre performances from four to five of each of the five opera productions. But in 1993, 20th-Century opera will disappear from the local lineup.
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October 17, 1985 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER, Times Music Critic
When opera is done well, there is nothing quite like it. It is exciting, uplifting, ennobling. When opera is done badly, there is nothing more ludicrous. The production of Puccini's "Turandot" assembled by Terence McEwen at the War Memorial Opera House in 1982 must be the silliest thing this side of the Marx Brothers' "Trovatore," and at least the Marxists were trying to be funny.
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January 25, 1999 | MARK SWED, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
Recite the repertory of opera in Southern California and it sounds like stuttering. "Madama Butterfly" at the Music Center; "Madama Butterfly" in Orange County. "Cosi Fan Tutte" here (Opera Pacific last season), "Cosi" there (San Diego Opera this season). "Hansel and Gretel" comes this spring to San Diego, this fall to Los Angeles. In September, "Falstaff" was one of the opening operas of the current L.A. Opera season.
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July 3, 1985 | From Associated Press
Baritone David Malis, who performs with the San Francisco Opera, won the second Cardiff Singer of the World competition sponsored by the British Broadcasting Corp. Jutta Bokor of Hungary won second prize and Yue Liu of China and Anne Williams King of Wales were joint third prize winners. Malis, 28, from La Grange, Ga., received $3,900, a crystal commemorative bowl and the opportunity to appear on BBC television and radio.
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April 6, 1990 | KENNETH HERMAN
A pair of 20th-Century operas by Carlisle Floyd and Benjamin Britten, as well as a season-opening salute to the Mozart bicentennial, will mark San Diego Opera's 1990-91 five-opera season at Civic Theatre. General director Ian Campbell announced the programming Thursday morning, when he also outlined the 1991-92 season, which will continue his three-year Mozart cycle with "Le Nozze di Figaro." Campbell will open the upcoming season Jan.
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February 15, 1988 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER, Times Music Critic
Most opera companies play "Faust"--Gounod's sentimental, sugary and ever-popular perversion of Goethe's poetic epic--for easy sighs. They tend to take the pretty romantic cliches and pious simplifications on face value. The production staged Saturday night by the San Diego Opera at the Civic Theatre seems to follow lazy convention much of the time. Francesca Zambello, the director, treats the characters as comfy stereotypes.
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