A Real Blast from the Past!

Posted by: nancym 1 year, 2 months ago

A Real Blast from the Past!

We recently had the pleasure of hearing from one of our earliest graduates!

Basil Considine, PhD, Artistic Director of Really Spicy Opera, provided the following update on his activities since being one of a handful of students in CoSA's first year 1996-1997:

"I was a student at CoSA in its inaugural year (all the way back in 1996-1997), and recognize this as having been an important experience that influenced my path both in business and as a music and theatre professional. I've heard similar sentiments from many of my fellow alums over the years. 

A little bit about me: After CoSA, I went on to get a BA in Music and Theater at the University of San Diego, a Master's in Sacred Music from Boston University, and a PhD in Music and Drama from BU. I'm the founding artistic director of Really Spicy Opera, which recently wrapped up its 10th anniversary season with performances of Verdi's Rigoletto and the world premiere of Game of Thrones: The Musical (a parody, natch)."

Okay, who else is sorry they missed the world premiere of "Game of Thrones: The Musical"?! Might have to perform that one again! We look forward to welcoming Basil back to the CoSA family as a guest artist when he next visits San Diego.


At the basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis where Dr. Considine is employed as a professional singer.

Basil Considine