Opera

SFCV’s perceptive writers report on topics relevant to opera.

Victoria Looseleaf - September 20, 2021

The company returns to live performance with a new production of Verdi’s flawed masterpiece.

Annelies Zijderveld - September 19, 2021

The baritone and Merola alum who plays Salieri for Opera San José is reaping rewards for his hard work.

Peter Feher - September 14, 2021

The company is also bringing in a new resident conductor to replace Grant Gershon, who is stepping down.

Janos Gereben - September 13, 2021

Matthew Ozawa sees a vital beacon of hope for the downtrodden in the opera’s dramatic arc.  

Janos Gereben - September 13, 2021

Rachel Willis-Sørensen and Jamie Barton thrill in a festive evening that transcended a few challenges.

Jason Victor Serinus - September 13, 2021

The tenor and pianist are in perfect synch in this savvy, well-recorded collection of songs expressing joy and sorrow.

Janos Gereben - September 7, 2021

A step toward equity is the happy result of choosing the best candidate for each production.

Jeff Kaliss - September 7, 2021

An onstage proposal surprises the intended and elates cast, orchestra, and audience alike.

Catherine Womack - August 31, 2021

The new chamber opera melds diverse strands of music, dance, and poetry to explore timeless themes of living in challenging times.

Janos Gereben - August 30, 2021

The special concert with free simulcast features a winning troika from Rusalka.