Opera

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

Emily Wilson - February 11, 2024

The Metropolitan Opera star chats about cultivating a relationship with the company and her upcoming nature-inspired program for Cal Performances.

Tamzin Elliott - February 6, 2024

In the aftermath of the pandemic, Long Beach Opera’s latest production envisions healing and transformation.

Tom Jacobs - February 5, 2024

The company is cutting back on contemporary offerings for now, canceling what would have been the world premiere of Mason Bates’s new opera.

Jim Farber - January 23, 2024

Spectacularly cast and flawlessly performed, the show is bound to leave any Wagnerite at Disney Hall begging for another Ring installment.

Tom Jacobs - January 15, 2024

At Disney Hall, a production of Wagner’s Das Rheingold features scenic design by the architect of the iconic L.A. venue.

Jeff Kaliss - December 18, 2023

The philanthropist and composer has many reasons to celebrate this month, including an award from SF Opera.

Steven Winn - December 18, 2023

The singers put poetry first in this condensed version of John Adams’s opera-oratorio.

Tamzin Elliott - December 12, 2023

Opera has always been a space for gender-bending. Trans artists are trying to make it work for them.

Emery Kerekes - December 12, 2023

Both Anthony Davis’s X and Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas are modern classics, and the Met gives them excellent productions.

Janos Gereben - December 5, 2023

The young professionals in the program take swings at big roles, with consistently exciting results.