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

Steven Winn - June 6, 2023

The orchestra under Donald Runnicles, soprano Nina Stemme, and David Hockney’s color-saturated set designs are the stars of this extravagant production.

Jason Victor Serinus - June 6, 2023

When the production works, it’s the music, not the directorial concept, that triumphs.

Lisa Hirsch - June 5, 2023

Stephen King’s bestselling novel comes to the opera stage with, thankfully, less luridness than Stanley Kubrick’s famous film adaptation.

Janos Gereben - May 31, 2023

Four contemporary operas will be on the boards in 2023–2024 at San Francisco’s most adventurous company.

Janos Gereben - May 31, 2023

Two exhibitions, at San Francisco International Airport and the Museo Italo Americano, explore an essential cultural connection.

Molly Colin - May 31, 2023

Director Peter Sellars helms the concert version of the opera at the SF Symphony, with Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting.

Steven Winn - May 30, 2023

The South Bay company tests its mettle in the composer’s youthful, turbulent work.

Janos Gereben - May 30, 2023

The long-awaited premiere of Matthew Welch’s Tomorrow’s Memories, drawn from the writings of a young Filipina immigrant, is set for June.

Tom Jacobs - May 30, 2023

The in-demand conductor is resigning from his position at the Paris Opera after just two seasons.

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.