Artist Spotlights

Lily O'Brien - May 30, 2023

The Swedish soprano returns to SF Opera to tackle the challenging character of the Dyer’s Wife in Die Frau ohne Schatten.

Victoria Looseleaf - May 22, 2023

The Korean soprano brings her Italian training and experience of motherhood to the role of Cio-Cio-San.

Victoria Looseleaf - May 8, 2023

The singer-songwriter discusses her collaboration with string quartet Brooklyn Rider, celebrating the power of beauty as a political act.

Victoria Looseleaf - May 8, 2023

The star bass talks about his career, fighting for the underdog, and being a family man.

Victoria Looseleaf - May 2, 2023

Much as he loves Bach and Mozart, the insightful pianist has a lot more than that going on in his performances — and in his personal life.

Victoria Looseleaf - April 24, 2023

While enjoying the first summit of her career, Stasevska also has the courage to run supplies to her home country of Ukraine.

Tom Jacobs - April 11, 2023

Whether it’s a piece for Joe Biden’s inauguration or a commission connected to King Charles’s coronation, Boyer knows how to strike the right tone.

Tom Jacobs - April 3, 2023

The Venezuelan conductor has been floated as a successor to Gustavo Dudamel, but right now he just wants to focus on his upcoming concerts with the LA Phil.

Tom Jacobs - April 3, 2023

SFCV chats with one of the pioneers in American composition about how the “minimalist” label doesn’t do his movement justice.

Iris Kwok - March 28, 2023

The veteran broadcaster chats with SFCV about his new podcast project, which explores the Black experience in classical music.