Los Angeles

SFCV’s writers report on topics relevant to the Los Angeles area.

CJ Ru - May 17, 2022

Ellen Reid’s Floodplain gets its long-awaited world premiere in a lush concert that also includes favorites from Brahms and Beethoven.

Victoria Looseleaf - May 15, 2022

Peter Wing Healey’s opera takes inspiration from Jane Jacobs’s ideas about city-building, a Shinto myth, and even Marie Antoinette’s fabled oak.

Victoria Looseleaf - May 15, 2022

The downhome diva talks with SFCV about the challenges of mastering the title role in Verdi’s timeless opera and why it’s still relevant today.

Peter Feher - May 10, 2022

The group’s performances this weekend are dedicated to local composer and longtime supporter Aurelio de la Vega.

Peter Feher - May 3, 2022

The new-music band is presenting a series of “homebase” concerts, from May through July.

Jim Farber - May 2, 2022

Your local symphony knows all about you. Is that a good thing? Opinions differ greatly.

Richard S. Ginell - May 2, 2022

After years of delays, Dudamel and the LA Phil give the composer’s masterpiece the radiant performance it deserves.

Peter Feher - April 26, 2022

Organizers Jacaranda and the Wende Museum bring Ukrainian American musicians together to celebrate the artistic heritage of a country whose very existence is under threat.

Jim Farber - April 25, 2022

The LA Phil’s mini-festival introduces good music without attempting to find a through-line.

Victoria Looseleaf - April 25, 2022

The Met’s “most daring diva” talks with SFCV about her storied career, performing with her husband, and the enduring allure of My Fair Lady.