PHOTOS: Rejuvenated San Diego Opera takes a bow at 2015 opening-night gala

San Diego Opera jubilantly celebrated the opening of its 50th season with Puccini’s “La boheme” Jan. 24, 2015 at the Civic Theatre. “La bohème” was the first opera SDO produced in 1965. In a speech prior to curtain, board president Carol Lazier thanked community members, employees and ticket holders for rallying behind a new board of directors to save the opera company from closure last year. Lazier received a standing ovation.

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