Jean Will Presents was founded in 2016. The idea of producing these concerts was inspired by Mrs. Will's sophisticated sense of beauty, a generous giving heart, and a passion
for opera. The mission of this non-profit organization is to present high-quality music programs at affordable prices in the Escondido community.
Jean Will was raised by a mother who surrounded her with beautiful music, and she was taught to understand, appreciate and love opera. She believes that opera is the most perfect art form, in that it combines vocalists, musicians, actors, dancers and stage sets to engage all of the senses.
This year our program includes many of Jean's personal favorite numbers, especially those from the Romantic period, an era she feels gave us the most beautiful works. Program for the "Opera's Greatest Moments" 2020 is a special collection of famouse arias, ensembles and choruses from operas and operettas carefully selected by Jean Will. The audience will enjoy nine fabulous singers pre-selected by Artistic Director Justin Gray, and accompanied by a 37-piece professional orchestra under the baton of Alexandra Keegan - a brilliant Roma-American opera conductor.