Opera

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

Victoria Looseleaf - September 23, 2022

The Schindler House celebrates the artist and muse of this Los Angeles landmark.

Richard S. Ginell - September 20, 2022

Changing the setting of Donizetti’s opera adds a conceptual layer that enhances a cherished score.

Molly Colin - September 19, 2022

Get the history behind Robert Carsen’s production of Eugene Onegin, which has traveled to stages around the world since its 1997 premiere.

Lisa Hirsch - September 12, 2022

Hollywood glamour and Shakespearean politics mix thrillingly in the world premiere of John Adams’s opera.

Janos Gereben - September 12, 2022

A quartet of star singers — Nadine Sierra, Pene Pati, Lucas Meachem, and Michael Fabiano — are back to celebrate the company’s centennial season.

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.