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

Joe Cadagin - February 4, 2019

The vibrant 1977 opera shines on this lovingly rendered CD reissue.

Janos Gereben - January 29, 2019

This year’s emerging opera talent takes the limelight through the largesse of series founder James Schwabacher.

Jim Farber - January 27, 2019

A world premiere, a role debut for Plácido Domingo, and a little bit of Hollywood.

Steven Winn - January 22, 2019

Some repertory staples get a makeover and fresh casting, while The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs gets its local premiere.

Ilana Walder-Biesanz - January 21, 2019

Mark Adamo’s score and libretto capture the simplicity and charm of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel.

Janos Gereben - January 2, 2019

I due Foscari makes a rare appearance at the Lucie Stern Theatre in February.

Janos Gereben - January 2, 2019

Donald Pippin’s clever concept will invigorate classic operas by Donizetti, Smetana, Puccini, Offenbach, and Rossini.

Jeffery S. McMillan - December 26, 2018

A longtime collector’s legacy is still being unpacked at The Musical Offering.

Peter Feher - December 11, 2018

West Edge Opera and Earplay offer the third edition of their highly praised festival.

Charles Shere - December 11, 2018

The Romanian composer’s intriguing music is stifled by the heavy production in the Dutch National Opera’s Œdipe.