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

Lisa Houston - October 31, 2022

Now studying conducting at university in Vienna, the young composer has revised her first opera and written another.

Richard S. Ginell - October 25, 2022

An outstanding production and epic musical score highlight a triumphant West Coast premiere.

Jim Farber - October 24, 2022

Peter Knell and Stephanie Fleischmann’s brooding new opera portrays the Soviet side of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Nicholas Jones - October 24, 2022

The Bay Area company brings another forgotten opera to the stage, and this one packs a dramatic punch.

Michael Zwiebach - October 18, 2022

The always adventurous company headed by James Darrah goes from leading edge to bleeding edge.

Steven Winn - October 18, 2022

In SF Opera’s production of Poulenc’s masterpiece, spiritual concerns are powerfully dramatized.

Janos Gereben - October 11, 2022

The city’s storied performing arts complex celebrates a major anniversary this month.

Lisa Houston - October 11, 2022

The soprano’s role debut as Madame Lidoine, also her company debut, comes as her career begins to skyrocket.

Victoria Looseleaf - October 3, 2022

The tenor chats about starring in Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels’s work at LA Opera and being a magnet for new music generally.

Victoria Looseleaf - October 3, 2022

Two of the city’s expert contemporary ensembles, Brightwork and HEX, team up for a musical journey.