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

Ilana Walder-Biesanz - September 10, 2018

A great soprano in a part that calls upon all her acting and singing resources.

Jason Victor Serinus - September 10, 2018

The two great verismo classics are seen in tenor José Cura’s production, set in modern-day Buenos Aires.

Jeremy Reynolds - September 4, 2018

Running a new opera festival is a constant learning experience, but Opera Philadelphia is seeing a significant upside as it gears up for O18.

Janos Gereben - September 4, 2018

Alumni from the prestigious S.F. Opera program win numerous honors at the international competition in Portugal.

Lisa Houston - August 31, 2018

The singer brings her acclaimed portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I to San Francisco Opera in Roberto Devereux.

Peter Feher - August 28, 2018

The Alameda-based company’s 2019 season pairs Mark Adamo’s Little Women with Puccini.

Janos Gereben - August 28, 2018

This one-off concert production merits laurels for everyone involved.

Paul Kotapish - August 27, 2018

Congratulations to the winners of our annual Best of the Bay reader poll.

Peter Feher - August 21, 2018

Andrew G. Manea will play the Duke of Nottingham in an upcoming production of Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux.

Janos Gereben - August 20, 2018

The future of opera is in very good hands with the latest class of wildly talented Merolini.