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

Jim Farber - August 16, 2021

The company links song cycles by Arnold Schoenberg and Kate Soper.

Jason Victor Serinus - August 16, 2021

But despite the star soprano, the recording has weaknesses.

Emily Wilson - August 16, 2021

The author chats about the background and innovative format of The Monster I Am Today, his new book of poetry and verse about the revered diva.

Peter Feher - August 10, 2021

The small-scale opera was part of the NY Philharmonic’s “Bandwagon” series and is now on the West Coast.

Victoria Looseleaf - August 9, 2021

A conversation with the artist about choreographing and directing a Schoenberg masterpiece that debuts at The Ford this month.

Janos Gereben - August 9, 2021

Video captures of outstanding Merola recital programs are available for streaming. The first is online now.

Michael Zwiebach - August 3, 2021

The show has a lot of twists and turns, musically and dramatically, but the opera’s careful construction makes it a fun evening in the theater.

Nicholas Jones - August 3, 2021

Francesco Cavalli’s bawdy critique of political corruption gets a fresh (live) take at the Bruns Amphitheater.


Tom Jacobs - August 2, 2021

The Los Angeles Master Chorale announces a new season and new health protocols.

Peter Feher - July 27, 2021

The innovative company stages four fairy-tale productions in 2021 and 2022.