Classical Music Reviews

Every week, our professional critics attend concerts throughout the Bay Area to let you know what went well...and occasionally what didn't. Let their insights enrich your musical experiences, and feel free to share your own views!


Opera Review
April 25, 2015

Patrick Morganelli’s operatic adaptation of the B-movie turns Italio-Grecian kitsch into modern American opera.

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Opera Review
April 21, 2015

For the last production of its season, OSJ has hit the mark.

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Opera Review
April 20, 2015

The period-instrument ensemble joins forces with fellows from the San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship program to perform the Rossini opera.

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Opera Review
April 7, 2015

A well-played revival makes a convincing case for a rare opera.

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Opera Review
April 7, 2015

Donizetti's buoyant comedy was transposed to 1950s America in Jose Maria Condemi's staging for Conservatory Opera Theatre.

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Opera Review
March 24, 2015

Clear direction and fantastic singing make for a memorable performance of the tragic Italian opera.

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Opera Review
March 20, 2015

The cast, mostly made up of bunnies, delivered spectacle with a rare irreverence that was delightful to behold. A review from SFCV's Emerging Writer Program.

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Opera Review
March 10, 2015

In the second production of its inaugural season, Eileen Meredith's company delivered a well-cast double bill.

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Opera Review
March 3, 2015

Netia Jones, David Henry Hwang, and composer Unsuk Chin combined to make L.A. Philharmonic's Alice a theatrical thrill ride.

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Opera Review
March 3, 2015

Mezzo Susan Graham was inspiring in an afternoon of art songs about romantic love.

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