Jeff Smith 4 p.m., Dec. 20
Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, filled with great arias and choruses, is enhanced with design by Zandra Rhodes. Cast includes American soprano Latonia Moore, Italian tenor Walter Fraccaro, mezzo-soprano Jill Grove, bass-baritone Mark Doss. Italian conductor Daniele Callegari makes his San Diego Opera debut; Andrew Sinclair directs. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. 619-533-7000.
- Cost: $35 - $210