- Thursday, December 11, 2014, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
868 Fourth Avenue,
$20 - $160
Stephanie Blythe is bringing her one-woman show about Kate Smith, "We'll Meet Again: The Songs of Kate Smith," to the Balboa Theater on Thursday, December 11 at 7 p.m.
Blythe was here last April to witness Ian Campbell's announcement of his plan to shutter San Diego Opera. She has added this concert to her schedule as a way to benefit the opera company as it reinvents itself.
The Kate Smith show is a project Stephanie put together and it was presented by PBS in a video production from the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
If you don’t know Kate Smith, which I didn’t until I watched Stephanie’s show, here are a few of the songs she was best known for: "When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain," "Dream a Little Dream of Me," "God Bless America," and "The White Cliffs of Dover."
I may have stated this before but, in my opinion, Stephanie is the best crossover opera singer out there. Her renditions of songs made popular by Kate Smith do not sound like an opera singer doing standards. They sound like a great singer singing great songs.
I interviewed Stephanie Blythe in spring of 2014.
Four sections of the Balboa are currently sold out for this concert. Tickets are available at sdopera.com.