Opera

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

Victoria Looseleaf - September 10, 2022

The tenor sings Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor starting this month, and he shares the special chemistry he has with the company.

Lisa Hirsch - September 7, 2022

Many of the most memorable performances of the last century were given by a different singer than the one initially planned.

Janos Gereben - September 7, 2022

Budget concerns, ticket sales, and continued COVID precautions are major questions not just in the Bay Area but for arts organizations everywhere.

Jason Victor Serinus - September 7, 2022

The young tenor stakes his claim with a new recital album ahead of his appearance this fall with SF Opera.

Michael Zwiebach - August 30, 2022

Opera fans might ask, “Which Pavarotti recordings aren’t essential?” But here’s our list anyway.

Lisa Houston - August 29, 2022

The soprano, who’s creating the role in John Adams’s new work at SF Opera, chats with SFCV about approaching a legendary character.

Lou Fancher - August 29, 2022

Set in the British Raj, this Marriage of Figaro features Indian folk dance to Mozart’s music and much more.

Janos Gereben - August 26, 2022

Zahi Hawass, who curated the current pharaohs exhibit at the de Young Museum, serves as librettist for the ambitious theatrical project.

Janos Gereben - August 22, 2022

A roster of young singers strut their stuff in an evening filled with operatic highlights.

Michael Zwiebach - August 16, 2022

An opera may ultimately be judged by its music, but exhilarating visual appeal can’t hurt.