Opera

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

Janos Gereben - December 5, 2022

San Francisco Opera’s young singers show their stuff in a performance that goes far beyond standard fare.

Lisa Hirsch - December 5, 2022

The company has put an array of historical material online, from rare recordings to revealing interviews to century-old photos.

Jim Farber - November 21, 2022

Great singing can’t rescue this drab revival.

Nicholas Jones - November 20, 2022

Sign of the times? Matthew Ozawa’s directorial vision emphasizes darkness over grace and resilience.

Jason Victor Serinus - November 15, 2022

The mezzo who portrayed Rosina despite a broken leg is now one of the finest bel canto singers of our era. Here’s where to start with her discography.

Janos Gereben - November 15, 2022

The celebrated teacher who’s trained budding singers at the SF Conservatory of Music and beyond turns 70 this year.

Jason Victor Serinus - November 15, 2022

Soprano Pretty Yende leads a winning cast that brings this beautiful new production to life.

Lily O'Brien - November 7, 2022

The star soprano, who makes her SF Opera debut this month as Violetta, says hard work is at the core of everything she does.

Michael Zwiebach - November 1, 2022

Catherine Cook, Philip Skinner, and Dale Travis were given the SF Opera Medal for their more than three decades of inspired performances.

Lisa Houston - October 31, 2022

Now studying conducting at university in Vienna, the young composer has revised her first opera and written another.