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

Jim Farber - November 17, 2018

The composer’s new opera was four years in the making, but it’s right up to date.

Jim Farber - November 9, 2018

John Cage’s aleatoric collision course of all of opera history plays on the soundstage of A Night at the Opera.

Lisa Houston - November 8, 2018

Jake Heggie talks about his latest collaboration with Gene Scheer, a new opera promising more than just holiday cheer.

Janos Gereben - November 8, 2018

The renowned training program welcomes a new and returning crop of rising stars.

Lily O'Brien - November 5, 2018

The South African-born soprano makes her San Francisco Opera debut this month in Jake Heggie’s It’s A Wonderful Life.

Janos Gereben - November 5, 2018

Opera Parallèle’s production tells the beloved story and is a welcome addition to holiday fare in the Bay Area.

Lily O'Brien - October 25, 2018

MacArthur “genius” grant winner Matthew Aucoin and his new opera company visit ODC Theater in San Francisco.

Steven Winn - October 23, 2018

Going strong at 77, the Spanish singer finds powerful, fresh expression in concert with two rising stars and the S.F. Opera Orchestra.

Jim Farber - October 23, 2018

Philip Glass’s portrait of Gandhi’s early career is vital and suggestive in the celebrated production by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch.

Joe Cadagin - October 19, 2018

A straightforward production of Richard Strauss’s beautiful score.