Opera

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

Jeremy Reynolds - May 20, 2022

Audiences like comedy. Opera companies like comedy. So what’s the problem?

Janos Gereben - May 20, 2022

Soprano Amina Edris will create the role originally intended for Julia Bullock, who’s expecting her first child this fall.

Emily Wilson - May 16, 2022

Checking in with Tim Yip on his inspirations for the opera’s lavish set and costume design.

 

Janos Gereben - May 16, 2022

The perennial favorite is part of SFO’s multiyear presentation of three Mozart/Lorenzo Da Ponte works set in the same house during different eras.  

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.

Janos Gereben - May 10, 2022

Based on Pushkin’s tale of love and obsession, The Queen of Spades hasn’t had a Bay Area performance since 2007.

Jason Victor Serinus - May 3, 2022

The award-winning opera from Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson gets a stirring recording from Pentatone.

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.