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With David Bennett in charge, San Diego Opera may get a bit wild -- but not crazy

With David Bennett in charge, San Diego Opera may get a bit wild -- but not crazy

It's not exactly a secret, but you get the feeling it wasn't something David Bennett advertised when he was executive director of the unconventional Gotham Chamber Opera. "I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on a 'Carmen' or a 'Figaro' or a 'Ariadne,' those kinds of things," said Bennett, the San Diego Opera's new general director, who brings with him a deserved reputation for doing very new, and very old, operas in alternative spaces. His enthusiasm for the standard repertoire has to be reassuring to the San Diego Opera faithful. They played their role in the opera's resurrection, stepping forward with...

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