Barnaby Monk 12:15 p.m., Dec. 24
San Diego Opera season opens with Giacomo Puccini's "legendary fable," boasting sets designed by visual artist David Hockney, costumes designed by Ian Falconer. Cast includes American soprano Lise Lindstrom, Albanian soprano Ermonela Jaho, Uruguayan tenor Carlo Ventre, others. Conductor is Edoardo Müller; Lotfi Mansouri directs. Performed in Italian with English translations above stage. Reservations: 619-533-7000.
- Cost: $35 - $225