Opera

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

Victoria Looseleaf - May 15, 2022

Peter Wing Healey’s opera takes inspiration from Jane Jacobs’s ideas about city-building, a Shinto myth, and even Marie Antoinette’s fabled oak.

Victoria Looseleaf - May 15, 2022

The downhome diva talks with SFCV about the challenges of mastering the title role in Verdi’s timeless opera and why it’s still relevant today.

Peter Feher - May 10, 2022

The group’s performances this weekend are dedicated to local composer and longtime supporter Aurelio de la Vega.

Janos Gereben - May 10, 2022

Based on Pushkin’s tale of love and obsession, The Queen of Spades hasn’t had a Bay Area performance since 2007.

Jason Victor Serinus - May 3, 2022

The award-winning opera from Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson gets a stirring recording from Pentatone.

Victoria Looseleaf - April 25, 2022

The Met’s “most daring diva” talks with SFCV about her storied career, performing with her husband, and the enduring allure of My Fair Lady.

Tamzin Elliott - April 25, 2022

Adding a layer of mythology to the story offers poetic perspective but ultimately steals focus.

Janos Gereben - April 24, 2022

Frederica von Stade and Jake Heggie headline an all-star slate of performers.

Steven Winn - April 23, 2022

Handel’s complex 18th-century opera resonates with contemporary issues.

Jason Victor Serinus - April 17, 2022

The San Francisco favorite tackles some thrilling tenor repertoire on his debut album.