Opera

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

Jasmine Liu - March 21, 2022

Casting blind soprano Cristina Jones in the lead was the first step in reimagining Tchaikovsky’s fairytale opera.

Victoria Looseleaf - March 21, 2022

The Polish countertenor and champion break dancer tells SFCV about the latest projects in his blazing career.

Michael Zwiebach - March 18, 2022

Alexander Gedeon was concerned about the company’s internal commitment to goals of inclusion and equity.

Jason Victor Serinus - March 15, 2022

Pergolesi’s heart-rending tunes stand the test of time on this lovely recording.  

Victoria Looseleaf - March 15, 2022

Choreographer John Neumeier stages Bach’s masterful oratorio with the dancers of the Hamburg Ballet.

Emily Wilson - March 10, 2022

In the heralded oratorio Place, composer Ted Hearne and poet Saul Williams seek to unpack history and personal experience.

Lisa Hirsch - March 8, 2022

Limmie Pulliam owns the title role in Livermore Valley Opera’s dramatic, well-cast production of Verdi’s challenging opera.

Peter Feher - March 8, 2022

The first community-based production will combine professionals and amateurs in a cast of hundreds.

Nicholas Jones - March 7, 2022

The star soprano shares thoughts, feelings, and moving song interpretations.

Jason Victor Serinus - February 24, 2022

The great American soprano turned 95 in February. Here’s where to start with her storied decades of recording.