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

Tom Jacobs - March 20, 2021

The troubled conductor died March 9, four years after his fabled career ended in scandal over allegations of sexual misconduct.

Michael Zwiebach - March 16, 2021

A seven-year experiment is set to pay off in an Opera Parallèle production, coming this summer.

Peter Feher - March 16, 2021

Nicolas Lell Benavides and Marella Martin Koch’s Pepito makes an animated debut at New Opera West.

Janos Gereben - March 16, 2021

MTT scores another trophy, and Beyoncé breaks a record.

Michael Zwiebach - March 9, 2021

Choosing from the singer’s enormous legacy in all media can be daunting. Here’s an assist.

Janos Gereben - March 9, 2021

Look for Bay Area favorites, from jazz vocalist Tiffany Austin to pianist Jeffrey LaDeur.

Janos Gereben - March 5, 2021

Enthusiasts can immerse themselves in SFO’s acclaimed production of Wagner’s cycle beginning March 5.

Jason Victor Serinus - March 2, 2021

As Nicholas McGegan and Celine Ricci report, historical performance practice is not about embracing austerity, but rather its opposite.

Michael Zwiebach - March 1, 2021

The stellar madrigal interpreters are out with a recording of Monteverdi’s passionate Third Book.

Michael Zwiebach - February 23, 2021

With texts by Margaret Atwood, Songs for Murdered Sisters reflects on a real-world tragedy.