Here are some sketches I did as a result of watching the dress rehearsal of the San Diego Opera’s production of Don Quixote. Thanks to a brainstorm from SD Opera’s ace PR Director, Ed Wilensky, I got the gig along with several other cartoonists in the San Diego area. Ed’s a longtime comics fan and thought that a cartoonist’s interpretation of an opera would add a fillip to the company’s blog, Aria Serious? ( How can I not love that title? You can go there and see sketches of Don Quixote and other productions by Joe Sanabria, Marty Davis, Scott Benefiel, Rebbeca Hicks, and Eric Shanower, Incidentally, Eric was the one who recommended me to Ed. Thanks, Eric!). As you may have heard, after Don Quixote, the curtain is to come down for good on the San Diego Opera, after 49 seasons. I hope not. I’ve become a fan of opera and I even see the kinship it has to comics (but I’ll save that little epiphany for another time!). If you are in the San Diego area, you can read more about the San Diego Opera here and a recent article about the closing here. In the meantime, while we’re waiting for the fat lady to sing, please enjoy the sketches I did for SD Opera’s Don Quixote.