Cinballera Salon: Opera at the Villa

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May Cinballera Salon - Songs of the Sea


On May 20, the third Monday of the month, join us at the Villa Montezuma at 7 PM for Songs of the Sea!


Starting in February 2024, Cinballera hosts its own monthly opera night, Cinballera Salon: Opera at the Villa! We're collaborating with the historic Villa Montezuma Museum at 1925 K Street, San Diego in the historic Sherman Heights Historic District. 


This month will be a ship full of sea chanties, siren songs, nautical tunes, sailor's arias, and mermaid duets! It will be a seafaring assortment of music about the sailing, sailors, ships, and water in general!


We call this series Cinballera Salon because it is a loving tribute to the musical salons of years past, when friends would gather in lovely parlor to enjoy sharing music for an evening. Hosted the third week of the month, each evening will have a different theme. Music on the program will include opera arias, art songs, and other classical vocal music, performed by talented operatic singers from throughout the region. There is a special emphasis on duets, trios, and other ensembles, to recreate opera scenes in an intimate setting.


In keeping with this mansion's gracious history, we encourage our guests to use this as an excuse to dress up for an evening out! Gentlemen, dust off your favorite suit and tie, and ladies, here's a chance to wear that dress and hat you've been saving! In keeping with the theme, the suggested style guide is nautical and the color blue.


Tickets are $25 each. They can be purchased online or at the door, cash only. All the proceeds benefit the two non-profit organizations, Cinballera and Friends of the Villa Montezuma, Inc, and pay the performers involved.


We hope you'll come aboard!

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June - Songs of the East

June 17 - 7 PM

Music inspired by the history and magic of the Middle and Far East

July - Songs of the Code

July 15 - 7 PM

A special concert about Hollywood history and musical movie magic

Stay tuned!