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

Nicholas Jones - October 11, 2021

The legendary (if apocryphal) rivalry leaps off the screen in a gripping digital production featuring Simon Barrad and Sidney Outlaw.

Michael Zwiebach - October 5, 2021

Conductor Marin Alsop extends her Leonard Bernstein project with a joyous, buoyant recording of Candide with the London Symphony.

Lou Fancher - October 5, 2021

Following the whirlwind of revelations, allegations, and promises of reform, we ask opera insiders about the state of the art since the rise of #MeToo, BLM, and the pandemic.

Jason Victor Serinus - October 4, 2021

The baritone’s solo album imbues Americana with a heavy dose of sentimentality.

Josef Woodard - October 4, 2021

The “first mariachi opera” resonates with timely themes and timeless sentimentality.

Jason Victor Serinus - September 27, 2021

Sony releases a deluxe box set replete with every RCA Victor recording, plus rarities, previously unreleased recordings, and a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book.

Janos Gereben - September 27, 2021

Del Sol Quartet and Volti perform Huang Ruo’s new work inspired by Chinese poetry carved on the walls of the incarceration facility.

Victoria Looseleaf - September 20, 2021

The company opens its season with a new production of Verdi’s flawed masterpiece.

Annelies Zijderveld - September 19, 2021

The baritone and Merola alum who plays Salieri for Opera San José is reaping rewards for his hard work.

Peter Feher - September 14, 2021

The company is also bringing in a new resident conductor to replace Grant Gershon, who is stepping down.