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March 2023

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Up the road from San Diego, the Hollywood Bowl opened in 1922 and has hosted many luminaries including e Beatles, Billie Holiday, and Yo-Yo Ma. Today, the venue has a capacity of 17,500, but in 1942, audiences were limited to 5,000 due to war-related safety concerns. Andrea Bocelli will perform here on May 9 and 10 and, if you miss him in Hollywood, you can catch him on June 10 at another stunning venue: the Terme di Caracalla in Rome. e Hollywood Bowl season also includes classical, jazz, and movie music, and the Fourth of July audience will enjoy a performance by e Beach Boys and spectacular fireworks. Further north, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival takes place in Ashland and runs from mid-April through mid-October. is year, they're doing the Bard's Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night, as well as e ree Musketeers and Where We Belong. In addition, Ashland will be alive with the sound of the rock musical Rent. Music in the City Different e stage at the Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico enjoys perhaps the most dramatic setting of any performing arts venue anywhere. Here, the views are of distant mountains seen through the stage and on both sides of it. During a performance of e (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, I watched real lightning flash across the sky through the rear of the stage and 20 miles to the west in Los Alamos. While lightning can't be guaranteed, patrons are sure to see a memorable sunset. e 2023 Santa Fe season will run from June 30 to August 27. is is their 66th year, and it will include Puccini's Tosca and Wagner's e Flying Dutchman, followed by Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande, Dvořák's Rusalka, and Monteverdi's L'Orfeo. Steve Jobs was commissioned by Santa Fe Opera in 2017 and they have recently commissioned another new work that will have detour destinations << ranchandcoast.com 68 MARCH 2023 RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE HOLLYWOOD BOWL: COURTESY OF THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC ASSOCIATION OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: COURTESY OF TRAVEL SOUTHERN OREGON SANTA FE OPERA: PHOTO BY CURTIS BROWN FOR THE SANTA FE OPERA

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