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

Michael Zwiebach - September 12, 2023

Master of electronica though he is, the composer of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs links his ideals to 19th-century programmatic music.

Janos Gereben - September 12, 2023

All the new tracks are alternate takes and studio working sessions, aimed at Callas lovers who want an ever more complete look at her career.

Victoria Looseleaf - September 12, 2023

The singer has a commanding voice, but she continues to train and extend it, enjoying all of the practice and rehearsal along the way.

Jason Victor Serinus - September 12, 2023

A new recording showcases Paola Prestini and Mark Campbell’s opera about a stuffed rabbit’s tumultuous journey.

Emily Wilson - September 6, 2023

The Romanian singer, making his SF Opera debut in Il trovatore, has been well taught but also has the right tools for the trade.

Lev Mamuya - August 29, 2023

Josh Shaw’s clever update is of a piece with the original and has great singing to boot.

Keith Gleason - August 29, 2023

The young lyric tenor talks up the advantages of the company’s apprenticeship model as he takes on his first starring roles.

Lisa Hirsch - August 29, 2023

Mystery, haunting, and horror dominate a theatrically vivid summer from the company.

Victoria Looseleaf - August 28, 2023

Librettist Dana Gioia recalls how he and composer Laitman set the Brothers Grimm folktale.

Nicholas Jones - August 21, 2023

An excellent cast gives excellent performances, making the case for the Walnut Creek-based company.