Volume 2, Issue 14
February 22, 2013
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SB Opera
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Opera Santa Barbara Presents:
Aida,  on March1st-3rd.
  As war rages between Egypt and Ethiopia, Aida tells the story of a Pharaoh's daughter competing with her own Ethiopian slave for the love of an Egyptian general. This intimate take on Verdi's masterpiece eschews the pyramids and elephants and focuses on the personal tragedies that face these characters and the national conflict that dwarfs and dooms two lovers from different worlds.  For tickets visit Granada's Website! 
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According to groundhogs day this year, an early spring is upon us! What are your plans for springtime? KDB has some fun and enthralling interviews and features.  On March 4th, hear Karen Pelland's interview with German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter who is performing a recital on March 5th at the Granada Theatre presented by CAMA. American composer, conductor, and music commentator Rob Kapilow will be interviewed by Tim Owens on March 20th for a show Rob is presenting with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra on March 24th. (KDB's interviews and features are broadcast at 6:02am, 8:02am and 5:02pm and are available on demand at KDB.com.) Also Paul Willis will have an engaging and witty poem about Saint Patrick's Day on March 17th. Enjoy these and other offerings for early spring - including great classical music!!  



 Book of the Week

 One special feature we include on KDB a "book of the week" every week, which airs and you can also listen on our website in case you miss it. On Feb 22nd, "Reinventing Bach" by Paul Elie aired.  Paul Elie is not a musician, but critics have praised his skill in writing about one of the world's greatest. In this quasi-biography, Elie tells the story of J.S. Bach through the actions of others who endeavored to repurpose his music, such as Glenn Gould, Albert Schweitzer, and Pa blo Casals, among others. And most notably, Elie posits that given the versatility and accessibility of portable tunes, recorded music will endure as the best way to listen to Bach, much to the chagrin of those who will always prefer a live performance.

 Bus Trip: KDB Making Two Trips to the Opera 


     Two bus trips will be occuring in March to the Los Angeles Music Theatre to see two different operas. The first trip takes place on Saturday March 9th, to see the Flying Dutchman. This story is about The legend of the ghostly ship condemned to wander the oceans          

The Flying Dutchman
The Flying Dutchman

 forever has fascinated opera lovers. An enthralling score, illuminated by striking stage imagery, powers a thrilling journey into an unsettling, mythic world where a tormented spirit seeks true love as his redemption. James Conlon, one of the foremost Wagner interpreters of our time, leads a world-class cast in a mesmerizing production staged by the brilliant Nikolaus Lehnhoff. Tickets are $120 per person. The second trip will be taking place on Saturday, March 23rd to see Cinderella. In her impoverished stepfather's castle, a kindhearted girl dreams of escaping the tyranny of her vain stepsisters. When the prince announces that he will choose his bride at a glamorous ball, she seizes the opportunity to take control of her own destiny. Rossini's warmhearted retelling of the Cinderella story is a delightfully romantic comedy, brought to life by the dazzling vocal fireworks of an exciting young cast ! Tickets for that show are $120. Box Supper is included for each trip. and they will sell  fast so reserve you seat now! Call 966-4131, or go onto our website for more information.

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Tim Owens

Vice-President & General Manager

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