Opera

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

Lisa Houston - August 29, 2022

The soprano, who’s creating the role in John Adams’s new work at SF Opera, chats with SFCV about approaching a legendary character.

Lou Fancher - August 29, 2022

Set in the British Raj, this Marriage of Figaro features Indian folk dance to Mozart’s music and much more.

Janos Gereben - August 26, 2022

Zahi Hawass, who curated the current pharaohs exhibit at the de Young Museum, serves as librettist for the ambitious theatrical project.

Janos Gereben - August 22, 2022

A roster of young singers strut their stuff in an evening filled with operatic highlights.

Michael Zwiebach - August 16, 2022

An opera may ultimately be judged by its music, but exhilarating visual appeal can’t hurt.

Steven Winn - August 8, 2022

Strong performances from this year’s cast of emerging artists bring Mozart’s opera to life.

Victoria Looseleaf - August 8, 2022

The much-in-demand conductor makes her LA Phil debut this month, ahead of taking up the baton with LA Opera for the next several seasons.

Michael Zwiebach - August 2, 2022

West Edge Opera’s staging, in collaboration with Papermoon Opera Productions, turns everyday stuff into magic.

Nicholas Jones - August 2, 2022

The company’s cast of regulars excels in one of Handel’s great dramatic works.

Steven Winn - July 26, 2022

Paul Dukas’ Ariane & Bluebeard gets a superb production with commanding lead performances.