The curtain will rise again Friday night on the 50-year San Diego tradition that almost ended earlier this year.
After nearly shutting down because of budget problems, a new season of the San Diego Opera begins with a recital of love duets by Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello.
The husband and wife soprano and tenor are promoting their first album together.
The company needed $1 million by May 19 to keep the doors open and, according to the opera's website, they received more than $2 million in donations.
That will be enough to fund three productions: “La Boheme,” "Don Giovanni” and “Nixon in China."
San Diego Opera’s performances take place at the Civic Theatre in downtown San Diego, located at 3rd Avenue and B Street.
The opening night performance will be held at the Balboa Theatre at 7 p.m.