Opera

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

Steven Winn - August 8, 2022

Strong performances from this year’s cast of emerging artists bring Mozart’s opera to life.

Victoria Looseleaf - August 8, 2022

The much-in-demand conductor makes her LA Phil debut this month, ahead of taking up the baton with LA Opera for the next several seasons.

Michael Zwiebach - August 2, 2022

West Edge Opera’s staging, in collaboration with Papermoon Opera Productions, turns everyday stuff into magic.

Nicholas Jones - August 2, 2022

The company’s cast of regulars excels in one of Handel’s great dramatic works.

Steven Winn - July 26, 2022

Paul Dukas’ Ariane & Bluebeard gets a superb production with commanding lead performances.

Janos Gereben - July 25, 2022

Discounted seats are just one initiative the company is rolling out for its 100th-anniversary season.

Jim Farber - July 19, 2022

Myth meets metaverse, and Yuval Sharon meets Gustavo Dudamel, in the LA Phil’s performance of Act 3 of Wagner’s opera.

Lisa Hirsch - July 18, 2022

The company completes its tour of Philip Glass operas with a reimagined take on this fairy-tale classic.

Michael Zwiebach - July 12, 2022

The artist training program presents substantial excerpts of four major works at this weekend’s Schwabacher Summer Concert.