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

Victoria Looseleaf - January 24, 2023

Britten’s chamber opera is brilliantly performed by students in the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program.

Janos Gereben - January 24, 2023

Three new and recent operas are appearing in the 2023–2024 lineup, along with some favorite masterworks.

Emery Kerekes - January 23, 2023

Now a decade old, Prototype continues to introduce work that will soon reach audiences everywhere, like a winning double bill from Emma O’Halloran.

Jim Farber - January 19, 2023

The composer leads a thoroughly reworked version of his opera with the original soloists and the LA Phil.

Jeremy Reynolds - January 16, 2023

Even though opera companies have returned to the stage, some are continuing to experiment with serialized digital offerings.

Michael Zwiebach - January 10, 2023

West Edge Opera has become, perhaps, the most important incubator of new musical theater on the West Coast.

Victoria Looseleaf - January 3, 2023

The company is finding the fun in the composer’s seldom-heard Ercole su’l Termodonte.

Molly Colin - December 19, 2022

Tenor Alek Shrader enters the comic book publishing world with some heavyweight names along for the ride.

Michael Zwiebach - December 13, 2022

Lina González-Granados will conduct singers of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program in a concert production.

Richard S. Ginell - December 13, 2022

The orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel were once again the stars of this three-night multimedia production.