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

Jason Victor Serinus - August 12, 2018

Here’s an operatic comedy that will leave you feeling good about humanity.

Steven Winn - August 11, 2018

American Bach Soloists’ Academy Festival Orchestra and Academy Singers join forces in a festive Handel mashup.

Jim Farber - August 10, 2018

The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion comes alive with flappers, bullfighters, witches, and pioneers for social justice this year.

Lisa Houston - August 7, 2018

The genre-defying composer chats about her creative process, works in progress, and where she finds inspiration.

Roger Wallace - August 7, 2018

Spartan staging and concise instrumentation showcase an intriguing score and mostly outstanding performances.

Steven Winn - August 7, 2018

The intrepid company masters the challenges of Debussy's opera of doomed love.

Janos Gereben - August 7, 2018

Director Nicolas Aliaga finds a timely, serious theme amidst the zany antics of the Gilbert & Sullivan classic.

Steven Winn - August 6, 2018

Merola Opera stages Stravinsky’s neoclassical masterwork, and succeeds in the end.

Ilana Walder-Biesanz - July 30, 2018

Delightful productions of Orfeo ed Euridice and Rossini’s La Cenerentola are staged on consecutive evenings.

Lily O'Brien - July 27, 2018

A new opera, based on historical records, brings the life of the exotic dancer to the West Edge Opera stage.