Opera

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

Janos Gereben - June 6, 2022

The ensemble premieres a semistaged opera inspired by the diary of a young Filipina immigrant to California.

Nicholas Jones - June 5, 2022

The intrepid Bay Area company doesn’t just do Handel, but this production was hard to resist.

Janos Gereben - June 1, 2022

Tenor Kyle van Schoonhoven, whom Bay Area operagoers will remember from his Adler Fellow days, took first place.

Lisa Houston - May 31, 2022

In a freewheeling chat, the singer opens up about all things opera, including his upcoming turn in the title role in SF Opera’s Don Giovanni.

Richard S. Ginell - May 24, 2022

Giustino transcends time and place in James Darrah’s new production for Long Beach Opera.

Steven Winn - May 23, 2022

With Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame, the company returns to live performance, boasting a star turn from soprano Rhoslyn Jones.

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.