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

Janos Gereben - February 16, 2021

Live, socially distanced performances are slated for the Marin County Civic Center, starting April 23.

Jeff Kaliss - February 15, 2021

Renée Fleming and her Sound Health Network champion Indre Viskontas’s comprehensive review of music and brain development research.

Lily O'Brien - February 13, 2021

Celebrating a new album out this week, the Grammy-winning soprano shares her backstory and insight into her embrace of diverse musical styles.

Janos Gereben - February 9, 2021

WEO’s Jonathan Khuner talks about what makes Janáček’s Katya Kabanová special.

Michael Zwiebach - February 6, 2021

If there’s a lesson in this preeminent American composer’s work, it’s that reimagining the past in art can lead to liberation.

Lou Fancher - February 2, 2021

The collaborative song cycle melding prison choirs, professional musicians, and cinematographers in a mashup of Fidelio, Black composers, and more streams this month.

Janos Gereben - February 1, 2021

The opera legend’s new choral group invites overlooked communities into collaborative music-making to foster a sense of hope and dignity.

Paul Kotapish - February 1, 2021

SF Opera’s postponed screenings of the Puccini favorite have been rescheduled for Feb. 12 and 13.

Jason Victor Serinus - February 1, 2021

Joined by Orfeo 55 on her latest disc, the ambitious singer/conductor puts her unique stamp on a wide swath of Baroque arias and songs.

Steven Winn - February 1, 2021

Featuring powerful settings of Langston Hughes texts, a new recording with pianist Paul Sánchez highlights a century of works by Black composers.